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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.

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Join Q-PLUS Labs at MD&M West 2018

February 2018: Join Q-PLUS Labs as we exhibit at MD&M West 2018 in Booth #2871 at the Anaheim Convention Center on February 6 - 8. Come see our selection of metrology equipment and learn more about our many services. We'll have application engineers & staff on hand to discuss your specific needs for measurement products & services. Explore the largest medtech showcase in the country, plus a full spectrum of solutions across the advanced design and manufacturing supply chain!  Click here for to register.

 

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January 2018

January 2018: Medical Design Briefs, which features exclusive coverage of the latest medical and bio-medical innovations from NASA, its industry partners, and other major players in medical R&D worldwide, recently published Q-PLUS Labs’ feature article More than Just Measurement: Dimensional Inspection FAQs. This informative article encompasses a variety of quality inspection topics from the importance of dimensional inspection to the many factors involved in using measurement equipment, and more! Click here to read the full article.

 

January 2018 News

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Q-PLUS Labs!

December 2017: Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Click here to view our holiday greeting from the dedicated staff at Q-PLUS Labs! 


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