Optical and Digital Microscopy @ Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) SEAM

Institution Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) SEAM
County Waterford
Technique Category Image Analysis / Microscopy
Technique Optical and Digital Microscopy

Basic Capabilities

Visual inspection for R&D, quality and failure analysis ranging from 5x to 1000x magnification. Comes complete with integrated software providing a range of in depth analysis such as Z stacking for uneven surfaces, 3D image generation, video recording, real time measurement including but not limited to porosity and area calculations.

Typical analysis involves, for example, investigation of medical device components, generation of 3D images of failed components on printed circuit boards and void/crack detection within micro-sectioned welded zone.


Turnaround Time - Hours


Equipment Make Zeiss and Keyence.
Equipment Model Zeiss Micro-imaging AxioCam and Keyence VHX digital microscope.


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Capable of producing fast high quality images at micron level scale.

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Limited to surface characterisation only.

Other Details

Containment Dedicated surface imaging lab suitable for a range of material including bio hazard.
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Experienced staff.
Indicative Price

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Calibration available on demand for measurement analysis.


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