SAN JOSE, CA — Bruker Nano Surfaces is offering Vision64 Mapdata analysis and reporting software with its entire line of 3-D optical microscope systems.

Vision64 Mapis an extension to Bruker’s industry-leading Vision64 instrument control and analysis software, and is based on Digital Surf’s Mountains Technology software platform. The new software opens up streamlined access to automated reporting of advanced surface measurements in 11 languages, while ensuring compatibility across a wide range of industry norms.

Vision64 Map enables more comprehensive 3-D surface visualization and analytical data with Bruker 3-D optical microscope systems. A complete user workflow is now available, including automated data acquisition and advanced data analysis, followed by powerful data visualization and reporting. Multiple image enhancement tools provide best representation of detailed features of interest. The software is powerful enough to give power users access to advanced, very customizable functions, yet it is easy enough to use for production monitoring on manufacturing floors. For example, users can easily plot measurement results from a number of samples and set upper and lower critical limits for trending analysis and production control. The software also allows users to characterize surfaces in accordance with the latest metrology standards, including ISO, ASME B46.1, DIN, JIS, and their equivalents in other geographic regions of the world.

Example Report of Volume Parameters and Surface Texture

“We are excited to collaborate with Digital Surf on Vision64 Map to create measurement software that makes the most of both of our proprietary technologies,” said James Earle, vice president and general manager of Bruker’s tribology, stylus and optical metrology business. “We have a long tradition of providing the industry’s top metrology, automation, and analysis solutions. Integrating Digital Surf’s ability to seamlessly translate data into complete reports tailored to specific regions and standards requirements creates the ultimate value for our customers.”

“Digital Surf has been working with leading metrology manufacturers, laboratories and standards committees from around the world to develop software that takes the fullest advantage of the imaging and measurement data today’s precision instruments acquire,” added François Blateyron, chief operating officer of Digital Surf. “Our partnership with Bruker and their industry-leading profilers is another step in this endeavor, giving operators and industrial engineers truly one-stop surface metrology solutions.”

About Vision64 Map

Vision64 Map software, based on Mountains Technology is now integrated into Bruker’s 3-D optical microscope solutions. Automotive component manufacturers now have the ability to assess functional performance of automotive products with a full set of 2-D parameters developed by the automotive industry. Or engineers can compare measured data with CAD data or user-defined nominal form for powerful dimensional analysis of component geometry. Optional add-on capabilities expand analyses, filters, and standards compliance to match user-specific requirements. Available modules for Vision64 Map include 2-D and 3-D advanced surface texture modules, an advanced contour module, an automotive module, a statistics module, and a 3-D Fourier and wavelets module.