The VIC-3D 8 System

Non-Contact Full-Field 3D Strain Measurement System

Replaces strain gauges with millions of pixels!

Up to 5,000,000 frames per second

Up to 500,000 subsets (points) per second processing speed on single multi-core CPU

State-of-the-art measurement system perfect for FEA validation

VIC-3D System Overview

The VIC-3D 8 system is a powerful turn-key solution for measuring and visualizing full-field, 3-dimensional measurements of shape, displacement, and strain based on the principle of Digital Image Correlation. Using this method, 3D displacements and strains are available at every point on the specimen’s surface. All systems are customized to your needs, and are available for a wide range of size scales for quasi-static and dynamic events. All systems are turn-key which include all necessary software, hardware, training, and technical support to ensure the system operates exactly as expected.

VIC-3D 8 measures arbitrary displacements down to nanometer resolution (dependent upon the size of the object), and strains from 100 microstrain to 2000% and above are possible with 50 microstrain or better strain resolution.  Specimen sizes ranging from <1mm to >50m are possible, and dynamic events can be capture up to a rate of 5,000,000 fps (frames per second). System setup is simple, and only requires a quick calibration procedure and an applied random speckle pattern. No special illumination or lasers are required and there is no contact with the specimen during testing. In summary…if we can see it, we can measure it.

Click here to download the new features of the VIC-3D 8 Digital Image Correlation System!

System Highlights

Our systems and analysis software are designed with the user in mind and are simple to set-up, calibrate, and operate. Some of the features our systems include are:

  • Versatility and Convenience: With our extremely portable Vic systems, data can be collected in a wide range of settings with ease. Results can be processed on-the-spot or data can be exported for analysis in the convenience of your office. Processing can also be done on any Windows PC with flexible floating licenses or network licenses.

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  • Software Integration and Ease of Use: The VIC Software Suite is extremely easy to use and provides an user-friendly interface consistent throughout all applications. Powerful tools include report generation, animation creator, python scripting, copy & paste all graphs and plots, and flexible and complete data export features.
  • Performance and Accuracy: The VIC image correlation algorithms are accurate and extremely fast. In fact, industry leading real-time processing can be achieved using a modern consumer multi-core processor. Our systems can process up to 500,000 points per second, which is years ahead of the competition. This saves valuable time especially for high-resolution image processing or when processing 1000s of images for vibration analysis.
  • Experience, Knowledge, Technical Support: The Correlated Solutions support team includes engineers with a combined experience of over 100 years. This also includes well-known authors who have developed the technology from the ground up. Our team develops the software, designs hardware components, integrates all hardware, tests all systems to ensure high quality, while including the very best technical support from the manufacturer. The Correlated Solutions team has the experience to tackle even the most challenging applications to help get the most out of every VIC-3D system.

VIC-3D add-on modules are available for the following specialized applications:

If you don’t see a system suited to your needs, please contact us and we may be able to develop a customized system. Our experienced Engineering staff will be happy to discuss your application.

System Specifications

VIC-3D turn-key systems include standard resolution (SR), high resolution (HR), extra-high resolution (XR), high-speed (HS), and ultra high-speed (UHS) imaging devices that will meet all of your testing needs. Various interfaces are available, such as USB 3.0, Firewire, GigE, and CameraLink, with each offering their own specific benefits in terms of resolution, acquisition rate, and triggering capabilities. Resolutions up to 29 MP and frame rates up to 5 MHz are supported with our integrated hardware, which includes our image acquisition software Vic-Snap to allow for easy data acquisition and external data synchronization. Below are the specifications for common VIC-3D systems configurations, but all systems are customized to your applications:

System Type VIC-3D SR VIC-3D HR VIC-3D XR VIC-3D HS VIC-3D UHS
Camera Resolution 1920 x 1200 2448 x 2048 From 11 to 29 MP up to 4 MP 400 x250
Frame Rate*

*Faster rates available via binning or clipping

140 Hz 50 Hz Up To 5 Hz up to 300 KHz 5 MHz
In-Plane Resolution 0.000005 * FOV 0.000005 * FOV 0.000005 * FOV 0.00001 * FOV 0.00002 * FOV
Out-of-Plane Displacement Resolution 0.00001 * FOV 0.00001 * FOV 0.00001 * FOV 0.00002 * FOV 0.00004 * FOV
Strain Resolution  down to 10 µε  down to 10 µε down to 10 µε down to 10 µε down to 50 µε
Strain Range from 0.005% to >2,000% from 0.005% to >2,000% from 0.005% to >2,000% from 0.005% to >2,000% from 0.010% to >2,000%

VIC-3D Applications

The video below gives an overview of some common VIC-3D applications. Click here to view it in our YouTube library. For a more detailed list of applications by industry, please visit the Applications page.

More Information

Click here to download the VIC-3D flyer.

Click here to download the VIC-3D datasheet.

Click here to download the VIC-3D System Highlights and Exclusive Features document.

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