3D Maker

The 3D Maker

The 3D Maker
The 3D Maker is another great BYOS product allowing to turn any conventional microscope into a high end 3D system! Can be applied for Metallurgical, Biological, Stereo, Polarizing inverse microscopes and many more… Build your own 3D Digital Microscope System!

Give a new life to your old microscope! Turn it into a 3D system!

Metallurgical, Biological, Stereo, Polarizing inversed and many  more…

Turning  any conventional microscope  into a high-end 3D system

The concept

MicrOptik has developed a unique concept to turn any conventional microscope into a high end 3D microscope, allowing users to acquire 3D images of superb quality. The concept is easy. The 3D maker consists of the following items:

a) A 18 Mpixel,  ultra high quality and fast USB3 camera.
b) A motorized accessory which allows the sample table to be lifted in z direction.
c) A controller and
d) Z-stack / 3D image analysis  software

Ultra high Quality camera USB3

The camera we use for the 3D maker is  the newest of its kind and specially designed for ultra fast acquisition of high quality microscopic images.
Some specifications:
extremely high resolutions: 18 MP (4912 x 3684, 21 fps), 4K Cinema (4096 x 2304, 38 fps), and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160, 40 fps). Thanks to the latest BSI pixel technology it is very light-sensitive and therefore perfectly suitable for 3D microscopy

A motorized accessory

A motorized accessory which allows the sample table to be lifted in z direction. The accessory is tailored for the specific conventional microscope to allow a very precise  motor to control the rotation of the precision knob of the microscope. A wheel fixed to the axes of the stepper motor is connected with the rotation wheel of the microscope.  The system comes with an integrated Stepper motor + controller + encoder + Micro step drives with RS 485 communication. The precision of the steps are less than 0.2 µm.

A controller

The 3D maker, i.e. camera and stepper motor are controlled through a USB 3 controller. Software is provided to acquire images and to control the stepper  motor to allow to acquire Z-Stack images.

Software

Software which controls the whole system is the final module which is needed to generate the 3D consolidated images. The principles of the 3D reconstruction is based on so called DFD (Depth From Defocus) algorithms.

PC or Laptop

Any modern pc or laptop can be used to run The 3D maker Software.

How to adapt your Microscope?

Send an email to info@microptik.eu and send details of your microscope
Our people will contact you and come with a proposal and a price estimation.
You will be surprised how easy it is to get yourself a high end full 3D microscope