DIC Standard 3D

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The Digital 3D Image Correlation System Q-400 is an optical measuring device for true full-field, non-contact, three-dimensional measurement of shape, displacements and strains on components and structures made from almost any material.

The Q-400 system is used for determination of three-dimensional material properties in tensile, torsion, bending or combined tests. In addition, deformation and strain analysis can be applied to fatigue tests, fracture mechanics, FEA validation, and much more.

A Wide Range of Applications

The Q-400’s flexible design enables a wide range of applications from microscopic investigations on microelectronic or biomedical materials to large scale measurements of aerospace, automotive, marine and railway components.

  • Advanced materials (CFRP, wood, fiber injected PE, metal foam, rubber, …)
  • Component testing (shape, displacements, strains,…)
  • Material testing (Young’s Modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, Elasto-Plastic Behaviour)
  • Fracture mechanics FEA validation
  • High-Speed applications (dynamic measurements, transient events)

Real-time Full-Field Correlation and Export of Data

The Q-400 DIC evaluates data in real-time and enables the user to export data simultaneous as an analog voltage signal.

User Friendly System

Our Istra4D software is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. All measurement parameters can be stored and re-used for repeating or similar measurement series. A speckle quality indicator further supports the evaluation of the correct pattern and optical setup at the beginning of the measurement. Predefined parameters help the user to decide on the correct DIC setup. The system comes with robust packaging for harsh environments.

Dantec Dynamics Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Systems

Easy Calibration

All system parameters are determined by a fast and easy calibration procedure – a very practical and simple process by positioning a calibration plate in front of the cameras. The achieved calibration accuracy is displayed online after the calibration.

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DIC Calibration Target

Multi Camera System

An easy extension of the Q-400 is from a 2 Camera to a 3 Camera system, increasing the field of measurement, improving the measurement of curved objects and increasing the accuracy. The multi camera system supports any number of cameras from 1 to 8. The system uses a cluster approach combining images without stitching and using a single global axis system. A multi camera system with 8 cameras can cover 360° of a cylinder and 4 cameras can measure both sides of a specimen to accurately determine thinning.

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8-camera system viewing on a cylindrical object
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360 degree of 3D measurement of displacements

Real-time Full-Field Correlation and Export of Data

The Q-400 DIC evaluates data in real-time and enables the user to export data simultaneous as an analogue voltage signal.

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Displacement vectors in real-time

Measurement Accuracy

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All DIC measurement data is shown with a confidence interval (error approximation)

Advanced Trigger and Interface Unit

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DIC advanced Trigger Unit

The advanced trigger unit provides analogue and digital input/output channels for complex trigger scenarios and for communication with external measurement equipment.

DIC Accessories

A wide range of accessories are available to support your DIC applications, e.g. Dantec’s HILIS LED illumination – cold, homogeneous, monochromatic light for more accurate measurements.

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Open Interfaces and Application Modules

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Dantec’s DIC software platform Istra4D runs on open data format HDF5 and allows to access all DIC data. For customer specific applications, an open module interface is provided which enables complex measurements and reports with a single key press.

Components

Illumination Systems

Illumination Systems

Illumination systems vary in wavelength, illuminance output and optics. The selection of the most appropriate system is dependent on the measurement test application.
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DIC Basic User Training

DIC Basic User Training

The DIC Basic User Training Course 1.0 is the latest edition to Dantec Dynamics‘ eLearning courses. Users can now can get complete, unlimited access to this training course, anytime & anywhere
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Camera Technology

Camera Technology

At Dantec Dynamics, we embrace, integrate and support the very latest in what camera technology has to offer so you can do more with DIC.
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Speckle Pattern Application

Speckle Pattern Application

DIC uses a contrasting, speckle pattern as the information source for the correlation algorithm. The performance of the correlation is, among other things, dependent on the quality of the speckle pattern.
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Calibration Targets

Calibration Targets

A calibration target is a reference object that consists of a defined shape grid pattern manufactured to a surface.
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Application Scripting and Modules

Application Scripting and Modules

The Istra4D DIC application scripting functionality allows users to initiate custom, numerical computations of application data series.
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Support & eLearning

Support & eLearning

We support and assist users in the operation of our DIC systems with your respective measurement application via the following six mediums.
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VDE 2626: Pre-Acceptance Test

VDE 2626: Pre-Acceptance Test

VDI/VDE 2626 is a standard practise that describes a general procedure for performing an accetptance & interim check for a stereoscopic Digital Image Correlation (DIC) setup.
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Application Notes

Fracture, Fatigue, Pressure & Thermal Mechanic Testing – DIC – Video

Fracture, Fatigue, Pressure & Thermal Mechanic Testing – DIC – Video

In this video, we present an overview of Fracture, Fatigue, Pressure & Thermal Mechanic Testing Applications, using the…
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Axial & Biaxial Material Testing Applications – DIC – Video

Axial & Biaxial Material Testing Applications – DIC – Video

This presentation is an overview of Axial & Biaxial Material Testing Applications, using the EduDIC, system.
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EduDIC helps validate new materials for lighter and more environmentally friendly cars

EduDIC helps validate new materials for lighter and more environmentally friendly cars

The EduDIC is used by Blekinge Institute of Technology to investigate sheet metal forming and polymer material characteristics…
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Biomechanics & Biomaterials Testing Applications – Video #2

Biomechanics & Biomaterials Testing Applications – Video #2

In this applications video, we show the various applications of how the FlexDIC system can be used for…
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Biomechanics & Biomaterials Testing Applications – Video #1

Biomechanics & Biomaterials Testing Applications – Video #1

In this video, we present an overview of Biomechanics & Biomaterials Testing Applications, specifically focusing on Bones, Implants…
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Application Scripting Module – Infrared (IR) Camera Analysis – Video

Application Scripting Module – Infrared (IR) Camera Analysis – Video

Here is an example of the Infrared (IR) applications modules for the comparison and analysis of temperature and…
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Application Scripting Module – Fracture Mechanics – Video

Application Scripting Module – Fracture Mechanics – Video

Here is an example of the fracture mechanics applications modules for the analysis of crack propagation.
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True Stress (Double-sided) Measurement – Video

True Stress (Double-sided) Measurement – Video

The correct measurement of stress and strain for any material is essential, as it reflects the true (real)…
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Application Scripting Module – Forming Limit Curve (FLC) – Video

Application Scripting Module – Forming Limit Curve (FLC) – Video

Here is an example of the forming limit curve (FLC) applications module for the plotting of the FLC…
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Application Scripting Module – Point Tracking – Video

Application Scripting Module – Point Tracking – Video

Here is an example of the point tracking applications modules for the measurement of relative distances, displacements, angles,…
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Application Scripting Module – Materials Testing – Video

Application Scripting Module – Materials Testing – Video

Here is an example of the material testing applications module for the measurement of the Youngs Modulus, Poisson…
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Brückeninspektion und Monitoring (German Version)

Brückeninspektion und Monitoring (German Version)

Brücken werden allgemein für eine begrenzte Nutzungsdauer, z. B. 100 Jahre, konzipiert und ausgeführt.
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Bones, Implants & Prostheses Testing – Video

Bones, Implants & Prostheses Testing – Video

In this video, we explain how the BiomechDIC system allows engineers and scientists to measure what really happens…
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Bones, Implants & Prostheses Testing

Bones, Implants & Prostheses Testing

The testing of biological and artificial elements that enable human mobility is pivotal, but more importantly is the…
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True Stress (Double-sided) Measurement

True Stress (Double-sided) Measurement

The correct measurement of stress and strain for any material is essential, as it reflects the true (real)…
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Residual Stress Measurements at Macro- and Micro-Scales Using DIC

Residual Stress Measurements at Macro- and Micro-Scales Using DIC

The measurement of residual stresses is a very active research area. The most commonly used technique currently is…
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Full-Field Strain Measurement for Tensioned Fabrics in Art & Architecture

Full-Field Strain Measurement for Tensioned Fabrics in Art & Architecture

Dantec Dynamics’ full field strain measurement systems have been used by The Courtauld Institute of Art as part…
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Dantec’s Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Multi-Camera Metrology

Dantec’s Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Multi-Camera Metrology

Dantec Dynamics provides cost-efficient and innovative solutions for Material Testing and Structural Analysis of advanced materials and complex…
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Bridge loading measurement in Ulm, Germany with Digital Image Correlation

Bridge loading measurement in Ulm, Germany with Digital Image Correlation

Bridges are designed with a limited service lifetime, which for new constructions, can be up to 100 years.…
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DIC – A powerful solution for Bridge Inspection and Monitoring

DIC – A powerful solution for Bridge Inspection and Monitoring

Bridges are typically designed and constructed with a limited lifetime in mind, for example, 100 years. However, such…
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Digital Image Correlation System for Biomedical Measurement Applications

Digital Image Correlation System for Biomedical Measurement Applications

Scientists and engineers in biomaterials research rely on measurements to make breakthroughs in applied research, technology development, and…
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