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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 at Design-2-Part 2017

November 2017: Join Q-PLUS Labs at Design-2-Part 2017 in booth #306 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA - November 15th-16th. This is the region's largest contract manufacturing tradeshow. Come see our selection of metrology equipment, and discuss your specific needs for measurement products & services with our application engineers & staff. There's also a chance to win $500 in Q-PLUS Bucks! Click here for FREE admission.


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Q-PLUS LABS 3D SCANNING CAPABILITIES EXPAND WITH REVOLUTIONARY AUTOMATED AND HIGHLY ACCURATE STRUCTURED LIGHT SCANNING

October 2017: Q-PLUS Labs introduces a fully automated 3D scanning solution that uses the latest cutting-edge technology in both robotics and structured light 3D scanning systems. Combining both speed and accuracy, automated 3D scanning can help accelerate the processes of manufacturing and production by improving the time it would usually take if using more traditional methods of obtaining measurement data. CMMs have long held favorability for automated inspection due to ease of programming, however they typically offer only single point by point sparse measurement data with contact probing on the part's surface. Comparatively, structured light scanning has made tremendous progress that now closely approaches the accuracies of CMMs, but captures millions of measurement points in seconds and without any contact to the part. Whether you are looking to outsource your inspection or integrate a new system within your current in-house quality process, Q-PLUS Labs offers automated 3D scanning services and products using the latest developments in robotic scanning to not only reduce the cost for inspection, but also speed up your production process. Click here to request more information.


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Join Q-PLUS at WESTEC 2017

September 2017: Join Q-PLUS Labs at WESTEC 2017 in booth #2319 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA - September 12th-14th. Come see our selection of metrology equipment, and discuss your specific needs for measurement products & services with our application engineers & staff. There's also a chance to win $500 in Q-PLUS Bucks! Click here for FREE admission (a $50 value).


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