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Non-contact Flatness Measurement System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061157D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Randolph, JB [+details]

Abstract

Flatness is a major concern on many flexible film materials such as flexible printed circuity. These materials have a very low flexural strength and any contact measurement technique would disturb the planarity of the surface. A non-contact measurement technique utilizing collimated light sources, an optical reader and a method of interpreting the resultant data provides a topographical map of such a surface.