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Kent Heath Introduction

The Steady
Advance of Metrology

It has been a great year thus far for industrial metrology, with new capabilities and levels of repeatability and performance becoming commonplace across nearly every market. Bruker is very pleased to have been a part of this steady advance, and particularly by the recognition that our new LumiMap Electroluminescence system has received by earning an R&D 100 Award as... Read More

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article image LumiMap Wins R&D 100 Award for Innovative Measurement Technique
Bruker recently announced that it was selected for an R&D 100 Award for the LumiMap™ Electroluminescence System. Winners of the R&D 100 Awards are selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine... Read More
article image Advanced Display Capabilities Streamline Metrology
The Vision 64® software installed on Bruker 3D optical profiling systems is well-known throughout the industry for its power as a metrology solution and its feature-rich user interface. What many customers don’t know is the power Vision64 offers when it comes to imaging the features of interest on their samples and creating the optimum display of the information for their specific applications...Read More
article image Tips and Tricks
Understanding the surface is critical to the manufacturing, operation and maintenance of many products, but some surfaces can be extremely difficult to characterize. Bruker’s non-contact , three dimensional (3D) optical microscopes are a very fast and effective way to capture large-area topographical maps on many different types of surfaces using white light interferometry (WLI). This 3D surface measurement technique is well understood and widely adopted for characterizing surface finish and performance. This article discusses an automated analysis capability built into Bruker’s Vision64® software. It’s called Multiple Region and it simplifies analysis of multiple surface areas...Read More
article image Generating a Stribeck Curve in a Reciprocating Test
While classical Stribeck curve generation is done using a unidirectional test, it has been a challenge to obtain similar evaluations of lubricants and surface treatments using a reciprocating motion test. Bruker's Universal Mechanical Testers are equipped with high-speed linear oscillatory stages and adjustable stroke lengths and frequency ranges, as well as the measurement capabilities and companion software data reduction algorithms, to perform such characterization...Read More
article image Bruker Nano Surfaces is Growing!
Bruker Nano Surfaces is looking for a talented and creative Product Manager/Product Marketing Engineer to help guide the development of several of our Surface Optical Metrology and Profilometry product lines. The successful candidate will provide leadership and coordination to the product team throughout the design, development, launch and life cycle of assigned products...Read More
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