Microelectronics & Semiconductor Industry Microscopes
Microscopes for microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing make your work more accurate and efficient by improving the speed and precision of your processes.
Automotive & Transportation Microscopes
Automotive and Transportation microscopes from Leica Microsystems improve the reliability and accuracy of your work while assuring the high quality of your end product.
Medical Device Manufacturing
Medical Device manufacturing microscopes from Leica Microsystems help improve production efficiency while reducing muscle and eye strain from repetitive tasks, all while providing high quality optical imaging.
How to Analyze Prepared and Unprepared Geological Samples with One Digital Microscope
Polarized light microscopes have been used in classical earth science studies for the last 100 years. Since then a lot of progress has been made to increase the user friendliness, ergonomy, and optical performance of such microscopes. Still, one thing has not changed: Classical polarized light (compound) microscopes can only be used for prepared samples, because the working distance they offer is insufficient for whole samples. This article explains how earth scientists can analyze prepared and unprepared samples for polarized light applications with one single instrument, namely the Leica DVM6 M digital microscope. With the right choice of accessories it serves as a semi-quantitative polarization microscope.
Forensics: How to Gather Evidence from Hair, Fibers, Paint, Explosives, and Insects Fast and Easily with Digital Microscopy
Digital microscopes have no eyepieces and the image is observed directly on a monitor. They are very popular for a variety of applications in multiple fields. State-of-the-art digital microscopes, such as the Leica DVM6, allow an efficient workflow for forensic analysis. Examples of how forensic scientists can gather evidence from hair, fibers, paint layers, explosive residues/small particles, and insects efficiently using the Leica DVM6 digital microscope are described in this report.
Forensics: How to Gather Evidence from Ballistics, Tool Marks, Questioned Documents, Counterfeiting, and Forgery Fast and Easily with Digital Microscopy
The examples reported here demonstrate how digital microscopy enables forensic scientists to gather and compare evidence from ballistics and tool marks or counterfeited money, credit cards, and documents, more efficiently. Images and videos clearly show how to use the digital microscope to perform forensics investigations and how you speed up your workflow with the help of practical features, such as a convenient way to change magnification rapidly over the full range, tilting, sample rotation, and versatile illumination.
Automotive Industry: Rapid and Precise Surface Inspection on Hard-to-Image Samples
In the automotive industry, microscopists may be challenged with samples that are difficult to image, for example, parts that have a special material composition. This report shows how the Leica DVM6 digital microscope helps to make inspection, measurement analysis, and reporting of such challenging samples quicker and easier.
Automotive Industry: How Suppliers and Auto Manufacturers Can Verify Parts Specifications Quickly and Easily
Checking specifications is critical: During the manufacture of auto parts, specifications must be met – whether by the auto parts supplier or the automobile manufacturer. It is important that the parts meet specifications as they are critical for maintaining the performance standards and safe operation of automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles during their lifetimes.
Image Gallery: Digital Microscopy in Forensics – Examples From Ballistics, Document, and Trace Evidence Investigations
Forensic experts work with a broad range of microscopes to examine evidence from firearms and tool marks, documents, forensic or legal medicine, hair and fibers as well as glass and paint. Digital microscopes support many of these investigations, in which the materials can be very different in character. This image gallery shows examples what digital microscopy can reveal in typical forensics’ samples.
Inspecting and Analyzing Printed Circuit Boards Quickly and Reliably with a Digital Microscope
For the past several years, digital microscopy has been shown to be useful for inspection, quality control and assurance (QC/QA), and failure analysis (FA) in the microelectronics industry, especially for printed circuit boards (PCBs). Recently, state-of-the-art improvements have made digital microscopy even more powerful and practical for inspection, leading to a more efficient workflow. Here, the advantages of certain digital microscope features, i.e., intuitive software for operation and analysis, fast and easy ways to change magnification, and encoding for reliable recall of parameters, are explained.
Fast and Reliable Inspection of Printed Circuit Boards with Digital Microscopy
Digital microscopy has been used more and more for inspection, quality control and assurance (QC/QA), failure analysis (FA), and research and development (R&D) in the microelectronics industry, especially for printed circuit boards (PCBs). Digital microscopes are practical to use and allow an efficient workflow for inspection.
Digital Microscopy with Versatile Illumination and Various Contrast Methods for More Efficient Inspection and Quality Control
State-of-the-art digital microscopes utilizing a versatile illumination system capable of achieving multiple contrast methods, such as the Leica DVM6, are very useful for inspection, quality control, and failure analysis. These contrast methods allow flaws or defects on the surface of a product or component to be more easily and rapidly detected.
What You Always Wanted to Know About Digital Microscopy, but Never Got Around to Asking
Digital microscopy is one of the buzz words in microscopy – and there are a couple of facts that are useful to know. Georg Schlaffer, Product Manager with Leica Microsystems, has often been asked about digital microscopy by customers and colleagues alike. He has worked together with Scientific Writer Jim DeRose for comprehensive answers to the most important ones.
What Does 30,000:1 Magnification Really Mean?
One important criterion concerning the performance of an optical microscope is magnification. This report will offer digital microscopy users helpful guidelines to determine the useful range of magnification values.
Image gallery: Life Science Imaging with the Leica DVM6 Digital Microscope
Digital microscopes can be a great help in life science applications such as the documentation in botany, entomology studies and crop science, or the digitization of museum collections. The image quality digital microscopes yield, is stunning – this image gallery gives you an idea. Enjoy!