Veeco Instruments has introduced the NT9080 surface metrology system, which utilises white light interferometry to measure critical surface texture non-destructively, and at greater speeds than traditional stylus instrumentation. Used in budget-conscious research labs and in the precision machining, medical, printing, and solar cell manufacturing markets, the NT9080 can help increase yield and reduce production costs without the complex operation and higher priced features required for automated solutions. With a small footprint, the NT9080 3D-measurement microscope accommodates a wide variety of samples and feature sizes as small as half a micron. Running on the Vision software platform, the NT9080 provides access to over 200 distinct analyses, and more than 1,000 critical parameters for measuring curvature, lay, bearing ratio, wear, and corrosion, among other criteria.
4 February 2010