The French company has been developing surface imaging and metrology software for profilers and microscopes for more than 25 years. Its main focus is on working as a partner with instrument manufacturers worldwide, in the fields of surface metrology and microscopy. The software is offered by profilometer and microscope manufacturers, embedded in their equipment or available as an option.
The French company also provides software packages directly to instrument users with licences worldwide.The software is available in 11 languages, supports ISO and national metrology standards.
Compared to other solutions which are more complex and slower, it works with an ultrafast algorithm bringing in few seconds a 3D colorised representation of shapes and their volume, their structure, roughness or thickness,
Application areas include: automotive, material science, biomolecules, semiconductors, medical, aerospace, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), renewable energy, etc.
The company is working on a new version of the software to be released in 2019 which will include new possibilities and functionalities for applications in the field of nanotechnologies for analysis from the nanometer scale to the millimeter scale with a powerful set of tools for visualising, analysing and reporting on data.
The software is the most complete surface analysis software on the surface measurement and inspection market today and allows analysis of data obtained from a wide range of instrument families all in one place, with the same software. The following types of measurement instrument are just some of those supported: 3D optical profilers, scanning profilometers, scanning probe microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, light microscopes, spectrometers etc. The software is continuously updated and now opens the doors to the nanoworld for specific applications including the biotechnologies and healthcare sector.
Applications can be for instance :
in the field of biotechnologies or healthcare sector :
- Research on bio-oil fermentation by micro-organisms as a potential source of bio-fuel,
- Investigation of stem cell structure,
- Advanced bioceramics / bone-tissue engineering.
In the field of nanotechnologies:
- Research on nanoscale electronics,
- Characterisation of nanoparticles on lithographic patterns,
- Study of semiconductor nanowires.
The French company is continuously looking for new partnerships with manufacturers of scientific instrumentation and wants to explore new ways of cooperation with end-users in industry or research laboratories with a possibility of creating a unique synergy between all the different instruments they are using.