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FocalSpec and Digital Surf Team up to Launch New FocalSpec Map Software

Including dedicated tools for surface texture analysis in quality control

by Digital Surf
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FocalSpec’s 3D Line Confocal Scanner UULAFocalSpec’s 3D Line Confocal Scanner UULA.Oulu, Finland & Besançon, France: Finnish high-tech company FocalSpec, specialized in devices for fast surface measurement and on-line testing of challenging materials and shapes, and Digital Surf, global provider of Mountains® surface analysis software solutions, have teamed up to release FocalSpec Map, a cutting-edge software package bringing a whole new set of tools to users of the Finnish company’s innovative Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) technology.

Customers in a wide range of industries (consumer and mobile electronics, plastics, and medical devices to name but a few) now have the ability to visualize, analyze, and report on measured surface data in greater depth than ever before.

The following are just some of the tools made available in FocalSpec Map:

  • Characterization of surface roughness and texture — advanced roughness/waviness filtering techniques — 2D and 3D parameters from Ra to ISO 25178.
  • Surface geometry analysis — including volume of surface structures (bumps, holes), step heights, contour, etc.
  • Productivity — quick & easy report generation — analysis routines can be saved as templates and re-applied to batches.
  • Automated statistical analysis of multiple static and dynamic data populations and process capability evaluation.

Printed biosensor analyzed using FocalSpec Map softwarePrinted biosensor analyzed using FocalSpec Map software. 3D view of profile extractions for step-height measurement (left) and roughness inspection (right).

Available in 11 different languages, FocalSpec Map provides a user-friendly ribbon interface and contextual tabs with intuitive icon-based tools. The interactive workflow allows full traceability and easy fine-tuning at any time.

Analysis reports can be exported in standard formats for publication (Excel, PDF and Word-compatible RTF). All images can be output at up to 1200 dpi for integration into posters and presentations.