More rapid methods for inspection and quality control (QC) of automotive parts, such as tires and air outlet cover panels, are often advantageous for users. However, a faster inspection and QC process must still deliver reliable results.
State-of-the-art digital microscopes, like the Leica DVM6, make efficient and reliable inspection and QC possible due to:
- Reproducible microscopy by automated tracking and storing of the most important hardware parameters (encoding), e.g., the sample stage, objective and zoom optics, illumination, and camera settings allowing rapid recall of the imaging conditions;
- Fast way to change magnification with little or no interruption of workflow by swapping objective lenses and using the continuous, large-range 16:1 zoom;
- Quick and easy tilting and rotation to observe the sample from different perspectives;
- Integrated LED (light-emitting diode) ring light and coaxial illumination with versatile contrast methods;
- Digital camera with fast live image and excellent digital 10MP resolution for high quality images;
- Software allowing intuitive, multi-function sample analysis and microscope operation with multiple user profiles; and
- Software enabled/supported capture modes, e.g. XY and XYZ stitching and high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging.
The focus of this report will be on the tilting capability and versatile integrated illumination of the Leica DVM6 (points in bold above) and how they make the examination of hard-to-image samples easier.
Quick setup and easy
After plugging in the power cable and USB cable to the computer, put in an objective and start working with the Leica DVM6 using the Leica Application Suite X (