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  • Metals & Machine Engineering

    Your work in Metals and Machine Engineering requires microscope imaging solutions to help you assemble, inspect, measure, analyze, and document your results while ensuring the highest level of…
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  • Automotive & Transportation

    We at Leica want to be your dependendable collaborators, guiding you to optimal imaging solutions for automotive and transportation, so you can stay ahead of the competition. Our smart imaging…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    Brief Introduction to Surface Metrology

    This report briefly discusses several important metrology techniques and standard definitions commonly used to assess the topography of surfaces, also known as surface texture or surface finish. With…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Digital Microscopy

    Automated topographic analysis with the Leica Map software

    Watch this video to learn how you can save time when doing topographic analysis using the Leica Map software. The software allows you to go quickly from automated analysis of multiple sets of acquired…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Digital Microscopy

    Get the Most out of Digital Microscopy

    From routine quality assurance to advanced 3D analysis of complex surface structures, there is a digital microscope solution to meet almost any request
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    A Healthy Dose of Interferometry

    Although interferometry may once have been dismissed by the medical community because of its inability to see inside the human body, its application within the wider biomedical arena is continuing to…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Confocal Microscopy

    Venturing into Uncharted Dimensions – the Fascination of Future Technologies

    Beyond the confines of the school curriculum, the young talent promotion program Initiative Junge Forscherinnen und Forscher e.V. (Initiative for Young Researchers) from Würzburg, Bavaria, has set…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    Nanoscale or Microscale Structures Formed in Polymers Containing Nanotubes Greatly Enhance the Electrical Conductivity

    The excellent mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes have led to them being exploited for the creation of a new class of high performance polymer composites. Due to important…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    Characterization of Thin Films Using High Definition Confocal Microscopy

    Thin film characterization technologies are in high demand, given the wide-spread use of coatings in all engineering and science fields. The properties of thin films can vary dramatically, i.e.…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    An Innovative Non-contact Method to Determine Surface Free Energy on Micro-areas

    Surface free energy (SFE) is a property which depends on the chemical state and roughness of the surface and it is necessary to develop a reliable method to evaluate SFE value on a small area, taking…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    Surface Roughness of Flowable Resin Composites eroded by Acidic and Alcoholic Drinks

    Acidic beverages, such as soft drinks (orange juice, and cola), or ethanol (whisky), can produce erosion of resin composites. The surface degradation of resin materials is related to the content and…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    The Effects of Peri-implantitis Decontamination Treatments on the Surface Roughness and Chemistry of a Titanium Alloy Used for Dental Implants: Implications for Bone Reintegration

    Titanium (Ti) alloys are biocompatible materials which are often used for human implants, especially in dentistry. For this study, different types of odontological (dental) treatments for…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    Automated Digital 3D Topography Measurement with the Leica DCM 3D Dual Core Measuring Microscope

    The precise measurement of surface structures and topography is the key thing during the production, control and development in many sectors of industry or research. Because very often there is not…
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  • Science Lab Topic: Surface Metrology

    No Defect Goes Undetected - Inspection of Micro-optic Components

    Micro-optic components are used in a host of products concerned with illumination or imaging. Quality control of these components is challenging, as inspection has to be highly accurate yet…
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