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We focus on measurement so you can focus on its application

Digital Metrology is committed to the development and deployment of measurement technologies. We provide innovative software, custom-tailored metrology systems, consultation and training – while never losing sight of the fact that metrology is “a means to an end.” The value of a measurement isn’t in the result – it’s in what you do with it. Digital Metrology brings understanding beyond measure, helping you develop, interpret and apply your measurement results to your specific situation.

Mark C. Malburg, Ph.D. Digital Metrology Solutions, Inc.


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60 Second Surface Analysis – 3D Printing Surface Data

Viewing surface data in OmniSurf3D software is almost the best way to see and explore it. But you can take it one step further and 3D print a surface that you can actually hold in your hand. In this video we show you how you can 3D print surface texture from OmniSurf3D that you can see, touch, and share.

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Surface Texture—meet The Scouts!

We love sharing what we learn about surfaces—so it's great to hear when that information has made an impact Not long ago some Scouts BSA members landed on our Notepad Series videos, which sparked them to take the initiative to learn more about surface texture. That led to an Engineering merit badge...and then some! Read all about it in this Surface Notes blog post.

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60-Second Surface Analysis Video: Missing Data Fill

3D texture data can look like a solid, continuous surface. But in reality, there’s space between the measured pixels, and some of those pixels may not have been measured at all.

Missing Data Fill is a pre-processing step that bridges those bad pixels, making data easier to interpret. But sometimes looking at the Raw data, before data fill, can be instructive as well.

In this 60-Second Surface Analysis video we look at how Missing Data Fill can smooth out missing pixels in surface roughness data. We also look at how you can use the Raw data view to check whether that missing data is a concern, or not.

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60 Second Surface Analysis – Can I really measure this feature?

When we look at surface texture data from a measurement system, we have to consider whether the features we are seeing are real, or whether they might be noise or bad pixels.

In this 60-Second Surface Analysis video we show how you can zoom in on a feature in OmniSurf3D software to see just how many actual measurement points we have for a feature. It’s a very useful tool, and a great sanity check.

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A power boost for your measurement system

Custom software tools, or “helper applications,” can pick up where off-the-shelf instrument software leaves off, filling in features that are absent from native software. In this post we look at how a helper application can add custom parameters, analyses, and displays to native software, to optimize your measurement process.

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Join Us at the Engine Performance Expo 2024

Join us at the Engine Performance EXPO 2024, January 11-12! Digital Metrology's Mark Malburg will be participating in a number of presentations  and round table discussions with some of racing's biggest technology experts. Join the excitement online or in person.

 

see below for  a schedule of talks and panels—hope you can join us for some very interesting discussions!

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Where is the wear?

Where's the wear on the porous surface on the left?  There IS a wear scar at the center, but it’s nearly impossible to see within all that porosity. In this joint post with Michigan Metrology, we show how to use a series of "closing" and "opening" filters to isolate features like this wear scar so that we can analyze their volume, depth, etc.

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New Notepad Series Video – Seeing and Believing

The last time you saw a zebra: was it black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? In this Notepad series we show how “stripes” of light and dark in surface texture can be an indicator of wear. The spacing of those stripes will depend on the surface geometry—and we’ll show you how do tell whether those stripes are due to changes in the longer wavelength waviness or shorter wavelength roughness.

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Join us for a presentation at the NCSLI Tech Exchange

Join us at NCSLI's Technical Exchange for a session on the metrology of surface measurement (2D and 3D) and the many traps that people can fall into. We'll use case studies and actual surface data to explore the analysis essentials (geometries, filtering, and parameterization) to turn complex shapes into more manageable numbers.

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Join us for panel discussions at PRI

Will you be attending the upcoming PRI (Performance Racing Industry) expo in Indianapolis?

At PRI, the panel of Mark Malburg (Digital Metrology), Ed Kiebler (Rottler Manufacturing) and Keith Jones (Total Seal Piston Rings) will dive into the topic of surface finishes for racing applications. These panel discussions will take place at the Rottler Manufacturing booth #5129. Dates and times for the panel discussions are shown below. Use the QR codes to register for the individual sessions!

 

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