Advanced glossmeters for industrial applications

Kalle Kuivalainen, Antti Oksman, Mikko Juuti, Kari Myller, Kai-Erik Peiponen (Corresponding Author)

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In this paper, we present three new types of diffractive-optical-element (DOE)-based glossmeters (DOGs) that have been developed for both laboratory and online local specular gloss measurements of objects in industrial processes. The three are denoted as the handheld wireless glossmeter, µDOG two-dimensional (2D) and µDOG one-dimensional (1D), respectively. These glossmeters are designed to operate under conditions where gloss measurement with conventional glossmeters is impossible or difficult, or when fine structures of the gloss over a surface are an issue. Here, we show the applicability of the handheld glossmeter and µDOG 2D in the inspection of gloss from rough stainless steel plates finished by different machining methods. We also briefly introduce the concept of online gauge µDOG 1D for gloss assessment in industrial measurement environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-251
JournalOptical Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Diffractive optical element
  • Glossmeter
  • Online gloss measurement
  • Quality inspection
  • Specular gloss


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