Category Archives: SCiO Testing

Using the device to scan materials

What Can The SCiO Be Used For?

  We analysed the SCiO device and concluded that it is not reliable enough to find small differences in materials. It can be an unreliable database with upto 10 % deviation (errors) from the hardware. It has difficulties analyzing in … Continue reading

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Analysis of the SCiO Device

  Comparing SCiO with Professional Devices We want to know how well the SCiO device preforms when compared with professional devices and if it can give us reliable results. Firstly, we got a little background information about the SCiO technique. … Continue reading

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At the Faculty of Chemical and Physical Engineering

  We used polymers with the same surface and all of the polymers are transparent. We compared the different techniques on the corresponding grounds, because the range of the FTIR machine is way larger because of different sensors available. The … Continue reading

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Testing Plastics

  We were advised to scan different types of polymers to better understand the device. Polymers are thin and have good reflectance, thus giving  good consistent output as it’s easily measurable. Scanning polymers is also convenient because it would be easy … Continue reading

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Initial Testing

  In order to understand the working of the device and to put it to use, we collected a range of different materials and scanned them.  They were: 1. Balsa Wood 2. A 10 cent coin 3. Paracetamol pill 4. … Continue reading

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The Theory Behind NIR(S)

  The theory of NIR, according to our wise friend Wikipedia is: Near­infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a spectroscopic method that uses the near­infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (from about 700 nm to 2500 nm). Typical applications include pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics (including … Continue reading

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There goes the SCiO!

  The SCiO group is a sub-group in the Augmenting Prototype project which is a part of the Advanced Prototyping Minor at TU Delft. This is what the project brief stated: “We  received  an  early  prototype.  In  the  meantime,  this  … Continue reading

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