Portable Microscopy

Inspection of in-service defects

Portable microscopy is used to gain high magnification and high resolution images of defects or features unable to be inspected with a conventional metallographic or stereo microscope due to location or geomertry. QMS technicians are able to capture images with a laptop and portable USB microscope to determine defect type, defect size or for future comparison. QMS can provide a detailed photographic report of the inspection area with photographs magnified up to 400x. Each photo included in the report contains a scale bar calibrated from a stage micrometre for reference.

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