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Q-PLUS offers advanced surface finish analysis and surface mapping and metrology capabilities 
including graphical depictions, numerous sensor configurations, many algorithm and post-processing options, and even the raw surface finish data. All surface finish measurements comply with ASME-B46.1.

How we acquire surface finish data:

  • Skidded 2D Contact Profilometry
    This type of measurement process involves a gage with a sensitive stylus contained within a probe attached to the metal rest pad, or skid that rests on the object being analyzed. The stylus and skid move together to measure the average roughness of the part's surface.

  • Skidless 2D & 3D Contact Profilometry
    Skidless surface finish analysis is a contact measurement method of acquiring finish data with a stylus. Because the skidless gages use an internal precision reference surface, these gages can measure form and waviness in addition to roughness on a micro-inch level.

  • Noncontact 2D & 3D Optical Profilometry
    This profilometry is a non-contact method which accommodates many sample geometries via chromatic confocal technology which uses white light to collect measurement data. However, whereas interferometry uses the superposition of waves after they are reflected off the object, chromatic confocal sensors measure the wavelength as it hits the surface of the object.

  • Nano Scanning

    Nano Scanning involves 3D scanning at the sub-micron level and is accomplished with a chromatic confocal sensor. This type of scanning can be used to measure or digitize very small geometry and can also acquire surface roughness data.

Recent News

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! 


Happy Holidays 2017

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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