Roughness Measurement: Wax Scanning  


Executive Summary

Optimet's ConoPoint-10, suitable for roughness measurements in plastic and waxy materials, was used in the application of wax material scanning. The tests were performed to demonstrate measurement capability. All samples were created using liquid wax. As a result, their surfaces were not uniform.  Seven objects made from different wax colors were measured:
  • Black wax
  • Pink wax
  • Blue wax
  • Red wax
  • Yellow wax
  • Purple wax
  • Beige wax
All samples were measured with good results.

1. Optimet's Advantages over Other Technologies:

1. Unique collinear technology

2. Capability to measure sharp angles in minimum clearance  

3. High lateral resolution

4. High sampling rate with no need for averaging



2. Application Description


Seven objects made from different wax colors were measured using ConoProbe MK10.

3. Results and Observations

The tests were performed in order to measure the wax surfaces.








4. Data

Parameter Value
Reflective/Diffusive/Transparent/Translucent Diffusive
Working Range (mm) 1.8/8
Precision (µm) 3/6
Stand Off (mm) 15/35
Max. Data Rate (KHz) 60
Lateral Resolution 
Z Resolution  ‐ 
Application Category  ‐ 



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