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Surface Analysis Software for Zeiss Microscopes
Surface analysis representation.
Thornwood, NY — Carl Zeiss and Digital Surf have signed an agreement enabling Carl Zeiss to provide ConfoMap® software. ConfoMap is a surface imaging and analysis software for confocal microscopes and compound microscopes for topographical research.

According to the company, the confocal microscopes provide strong support for the development of new materials and enable more efficient quality inspection in industry. Research institutes and industrial facilities using Axio CSM 700, LSM 700 and other Carl Zeiss microscopes to develop and manufacture today's materials will benefit greatly from ConfoMap, which will provide them with latest surface metrology standards and methods with an intuitive user interface.

The standard ConfoMap ST package includes numerous analytical studies. Geometric studies calculate distances, angles, areas, volumes and step heights on 2D profiles and 3D surfaces. Functional studies, including the bearing ratio curve and height distribution, facilitate the assessment of friction and wear on engineering surfaces. The roughness and waviness components of a surface are separated using the latest ISO 16610 advanced filtering techniques, and 3D surface texture parameters are calculated in accordance with ISO 25178 standard. In addition, a layer on a micro-mechanical or electronic component can be extracted and analyzed in exactly the same way as a full surface.

ConfoMap ST software can be extended by adding modules for advanced surface texture analysis, dimensional analysis, grain and particle analysis, 3D Fourier analysis, the analysis of surface evolution, and statistics. It can also be upgraded to the top of the line ConfoMap Premium package.

Contact: Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., One Zeiss Drive, Thornwood, NY 10594 800-633-6610 Web:

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