Optical Review

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 248–251 | Cite as

Advanced glossmeters for industrial applications

  • Kalle Kuivalainen
  • Antti Oksman
  • Mikko Juuti
  • Kari Myller
  • Kai-Erik Peiponen
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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.


specular gloss glossmeter diffractive optical element quality inspection online gloss measurement 


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© The Optical Society of Japan 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalle Kuivalainen
    • 1
  • Antti Oksman
    • 1
  • Mikko Juuti
    • 2
  • Kari Myller
    • 3
  • Kai-Erik Peiponen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and MathematicsUniversity of Eastern FinlandJoensuuFinland
  2. 2.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandOptical InstrumentsKuopioFinland
  3. 3.MGM-Devices Oy, Ltd.JoensuuFinland

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