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Basics - Measuring Microscope

July, 2020

Are you looking to learn the measuring microscope basics, including capabilities, advantages, best practices and next-generation functions? Our free metrology resource site offers fundamental knowledge related to dimensional measurement instruments, environment requirements, selecting the right tool for the job, and various inspection processes.

Fundamentals

1 Overview

What is a measuring microscope? Also referred to as toolmakers microscope. A measuring microscope combines an optical microscope with a table capable of precise movements to measure targets. A telecentric optical system is used to enable accurate measurements.

2 Capabilities and Advantages

A measuring microscope, commonly known as a toolmakers microscope, allows for two-dimensional inspection of parts, as well as their surfaces. Measurements include lengths, angles, diameters, defects like burrs and scratches. Measuring microscopes have the advantage of being a non-contact, high-magnification inspection tool for precision measurements of small targets.

3 Core Technology

Learn about the core techology that drives these tools, and the next-generation measuring microscopes using the principals of these tools in new ways to bring added-value to production and quality inspection.

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