The MSM allows to observe and characterize surface states. It also measures altitude variations of material surfaces and quantifies its topography with tools commonly used in statistics and in signal or in image processing.

The MSM can be used on any type of material : metals, alloys, polymers, composites, ceramics, minerals, paper, wood, etc…

Surface topography analysis, which allows prediction of suitability as to the use of material and surface structure, thus favors :

  • characterization of surface elaboration processes,
  • optimization of material aptitude to adherence or adhesion,
  • reduction of wear for parts in close contact ( vehicule distribution systems, tires on road surfaces, plugging and unplugging in plugs and sockets…),
  • increasing resistance to corrosion of surfaces subjected to corrosive atmospheres (vehicle cooling systems, stress corrosion,…).