Industrial Microscopes
Solutions

Solving Your Inspection Challenges

Industrial labs often require repeatable and reproducible results as part of their standard operating procedures. OLYMPUS Stream software facilitates inspection, measurement, and analysis with a simple and reliable workflow. The software offers a variety of tools for various materials science analyses, so you can be confident in your results. 

Olympus industrial microscopes support metallurgical analysis solutions


Count and Measure Solution

The software’s count and measure solution uses advanced threshold methods to reliably separate objects, such as particles and scratches, from the background. More than 50 different object measurement and classification parameters are available, including shape, size, position, and pixel properties. 

Conventional software
Unclear grain boundaries

Etched steel microstructure 
(original image)

OLYMPUS Stream
Grain boundaries are clearly detected


Grain classification results

Efficient Analysis

Example of Macro Manager set up for Count and Measure

You can preset complex imaging and measurement tasks with the macro manager and then execute it with a single click. 

Powerful Image Filters

Enhanced contrast using the DCE filter (dendrite in an aluminum casting)

The software has a variety of useful filters for edge detection, smoothing, and other purposes.


Three-Dimensional Measurement and Line Profiles

The OLYMPUS Stream 3D solution provides coded and motorized Z control and instant EFI with height mapping capabilities to measure a three-dimensional sample.

3D surface view (Roughness test sample)

Single view and 3D profile measurement


Solutions for Metallography (Metal / Casting Industries)

Metallography is used in materials development, incoming inspection, production and manufacturing control, and failure analysis. 

  • Grain sizing using the intercept counting method 
  • Grain sizing using the planimetric method
  • Graphite nodularity evaluation 
  • Rating the content of non-metallic inclusions in high-purity steel 
  • Compare sample images with reference standards
  • Automatically or manually measure dendrite arm spacing 


Solutions for Machinery Processing (Automotive / Machined Parts Industries)

To produce parts that are high quality, scratches, cracks, pore size, and contamination is strictly monitored during the production process.

  • Welding distortion 
  • Phase and ROIs measurement 
  • Particle distribution


Solutions for Electronics (Electronic Device / Semiconductor Industries)


In printed circuit boards, very thin plates are coated and verifying the homogeneity of this coating is a key element of product quality.

  • Throwing power measurement 
  • Automatic critical dimension measurement


Solutions for Surface Coatings and Thin Film Deposits (Coating Industries)

Surface coatings are any mixture of film-forming materials that contain pigments, solvents, and other additives, which, when applied to a surface and cured or dried, yields a thin film that is functional and often decorative. 

  • Thin coating thickness evaluation (calotest method) 
  • Layer thickness measurement 
  • Pore fraction and density measurement

Materials Solutions for Every Purpose

Solutions Descriptions
Grain Intercept Steel manufacturers use this solution for measuring and controlling grain size after cross-sectioning, polishing, or etching steel samples.
This function is based on overlaying of “test lines” and counting the number of intercepts with grain boundaries.
Grain Planimetric Steel manufacturers use this solution for measuring and controlling grain size after cross-sectioning, polishing, or etching steel samples.
This function reconstructs boundaries for each grain and conducts grain sizing with the area percentage of the second phase.
Non-Metallic Inclusions Steel manufacturers use this solution for measuring and controlling the shape and size of nonmetallic inclusions (oxide, alumina, sulfide, or silicate) in steel.
Cast Iron Casting manufacturers who need to measure and control the graphite nodularity and check the mechanical characteristics of their cast products use this solution.
Chart Comparison A live or still image can be overlaid onto standard charts for comparison. Function preview is available.
Dendrite Arm Spacing This solution is used to manually or automatically determine the mean dendrite arm spacing in cast aluminum.
Layer Thickness One or multiple layers of a cross-sectioned sample can be measured using the Layer Thickness solution. The shapes are defined, and the layers automatically measured.
Coating Thickness This solution enables the measurement of coating thickness from top-view images using the Calotest method.
Automatic Measurements This solution is used for creating measurements based on edge-detection on a live image with pattern recognition.
Throwing Power This solution measures the distribution of copper plating thickness in through-holes or micro-vias.
Porosity This solution enables pores to be measured either for area fraction or the number of surface pores using ROIs (circular, triangular, rectangular, and polygonal) and thresholds.
Particle Distribution This solution is used to create particle size distribution histograms and tables from multiple images or image series.
Advanced Phase Analysis This feature offers a new integrated solution to perform phase analysis on a selection of various regions of interest (ROIs) including triangles, circles, rectangles, and polygons.

Solutions Metal/ Casting Automotive Glass/ Ceramic Coating Consumer goods Electronic devices
Grain Intercept

Grain Planimetric

Inclusion Worst Field

Cast Iron

Chart Comparison

Layer Thickness

Coating Thickness

Automatic Measurements

Throwing Power

Porosity
Particle Distribution
Advanced Phase Analysis

Solutions Semicon
ductors
Fluids & oils Machined 
parts
Carbon/ 
Composites
Chemical/ 
Plastic/ 
Rubber
Industrial 
scientific 
research
Grain Intercept

Grain Planimetric

Inclusion Worst Field

Cast Iron

Chart Comparison

Layer Thickness

Coating Thickness

Automatic Measurements

Throwing Power

Porosity
Particle Distribution
Advanced Phase Analysis
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