DotScope mini 3D: A new price / performance class in the mobile 3D microscopy

With the DotScope mini 3D you can easily generate 3D views and measurements of microscopic structures. The use is very simple: Bring the tool to the desired lateral position, move to the surface or top position and then click only on the measurement button. The microscope adjusts the lighting, taking images of different focal planes and the connected PC calculates from these image stack a 3D model. It will automatically detect the surface and align the 3D model to this surface. Also, the screen is thereby determined automatically. A typical measurement takes only 15 ... 20 seconds. The rapid image acquisition also decreases the influence of external vibrations on the measurement result.

DotScope microscope
DotScope mini 3D, the small portable 3D scanning microscope with the fantastic handling.

Control buttons and focus knob on the DotScope mini

The DotScope mini has control buttons and a knob to focus directly on the device. With the focus knob you can adjust the focus very quickly and precisely, as you are used to from a manual microscope. The control buttons are used to control functions, such as starting a measurement, saving a measurement, displaying the live image, and resetting the stepper motor position indicator. These functions are particularly useful when a large number of measurements have to be carried out or when a depth measurement has to be determined very quickly. This allows the software to be operated remotely, i. you can stay on the device.

Integrated xy adjustment

The DotScope mini has an xy adjustment, which means that the details of a print form can be approached precisely.

Nosepiece for fast change of magnification

The nosepiece with three different lenses allows a quick search of individual dots in your print form. The 5x-lens provides the overview, the other lenses provide the accuracy in the measurement.

Mobility at the highest level

The DotScope is compact, lightweight and robust, and can be transported together with a notebook with one hand to the printing cylinder. Since the DotScope only requires a USB connection, a high degree of mobility is achieved. The low power consumption in combination with a notebook easily allows a multi-hour network-independent use.

More information about the software can be found here.

Application examples:

Technical specifications:

  • Image resolution: 768 x 576 pixels
  • Roll diameter: From 60 mm to flat
  • Maximum vertical scan range: 2600 μm
  • Weight: 2,9 kg

  • LensMax. measuring fieldMin. optical resolutionScreen range
    5x1400 x 1060 um²1,10 um/Pixel15...60 l/cm
    10x700 x 530 um²0,55 um/Pixel30...240 l/cm
    20x350 x 260 um²0,27 um/Pixel60...600 l/cm

    Other optics, measuring field sizes and scanning ranges on request.