The 3D Maker
Give a new life to your old microscope! Turn it into a 3D system!
Turning any conventional microscope into a high-end 3D system
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:
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.
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 contro ller
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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