School of Dentistry


Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Contact Digital Profiling

Contact Digital Profiling

The three-dimensional profiling system uses DC servo-motors and a null-point contact stylus to provide rapid profiling of the surface of a structure. The surface is stored as a digitized image on a computer disk. This system was developed by Dr. Ralph DeLong, Dr. William H. Douglas, and Mr. Jon Anderson in conjunction with MTS Systems Inc., Minneapolis, MN. It provides an accurate method for the measurement of changes in surface contour, and it can be used to measure either laboratory or clinically produced surface changes.

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