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Nano Measurement

Nano MeasurementMainstream metrology has gradually outgrown the limits of the "micro" and is increasingly expanding into the realm of the "nano" for advanced microscopy and analysis. With the advent of nano technologies and growing demand for micro manufacturing the need for the ability to accurately measure very small objects and geometry has increased the need for microanalysis. Typically surface finish has required the highest precision in dimensional metrology. This continues however the need to characterize surface conditions has steadily moved beyond what conventional surface finish 2D analyzers can measure. While specifications for 3D surface finishes have existed for some time they have been rarely specified in engineering drawings do the inability to easily obtain such measurements.

Q-PLUS Labs provides a variety of nano measurement capabilities and inspection services. In addition to surface finish in 2D and 3D, now very small geometry can be dimensionally characterized and inspected. The technology utilized ranges from stylus profilers to confocal laser microscopy to white light interferometric optical profilometry. Relevant characteristics include flatness, wear, texture, sharpness, and other conditions that can affect functionality but might otherwise not show up in a dataset of conventional metrology measurements.

Practical applications include:

  • Surface Finishes
  • Bearings
  • Medical blades
  • Seals
  • Precision valves
  • Artificial joints
  • Inkjet cartridges
  • Extremely small parts

Outputs can range from simple surface finish readings to full 3D analysis. Obtained data can also be provided in formats ranging from a point cloud to fully parametric 3D CAD models.

Recent News

Q-PLUS Labs Introduces the GapGun Pro for Revolutionary Speed in Portable Measurement

June 2017: Q-PLUS Labs adds the GapGun Pro to its expansive measurement arsenal. A versatile, hand-held, in-process quality inspection solution, the GapGun Pro rapidly captures measurement data for gap and flush, radius, edge break, burr, countersink, scratch, weld, seal, angle and more. Along with its ability to measure across a wide range of applications, the GapGun Pro also accommodates measurements from carbon fiber to high gloss black paint and chromes. It can also distinguish between different colored parts due to its VChange sensors’ Hi-Range measurement capability which dynamically adjusts the system’s output to allow measurement on multiple surface conditions. Its intuitive user interface enables the operator to always have a read on the results of the GapGun’s full color screen, even in difficult to reach measurement scenarios, allowing the operator to cut down on the amount of time it takes to collect data and increasing overall measurement throughput. 

GapGun Demo

Join Q-PLUS Labs at Space Tech Expo 2017

May 2017: Join Q-PLUS Labs as we exhibit at Booth #7022 at Space Tech Expo 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA - May 23-25. Space Tech Expo offers the widest showcase of space-related technologies used in the design, build and testing of spacecraft, satellite and launch vehicles. Come see our selection of metrology equipment and learn more about all of our many services. We'll have application engineers & staff on hand to discuss your specific needs for measurement products & services. Click here for Free Exhibit Hall Admission.

Free Exhibits Q-PLUS @ Space Tech Expo 2017

Join Q-PLUS Labs at the 2017 Measurement Science Conference

April 2017: Join Q-PLUS Labs in Booth #312 as we exhibit in the 2017 Measurement Science Conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA - April 6-7. Come see our selection of metrology equipment. We'll have application engineers & staff on hand to discuss your specific needs for measurement products & services. Exhibit Hall registration is free. Please see the show's pricing for all other events. Click here to register.


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