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.


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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Measuring an O-ring

Measuring the surface texture of this O-ring presents a challenge. With a small radius and cross-section, steep sides, and soft material, it’s almost impossible to measure with a stylus. An optical instrument can do the job...but that's just the first hurdle! In this Surface Notes blog post we show you how to use the Geometry Removal and Filtering tools in OmniSurf3D to measure this complex shape. You can try it for yourself as well—the dataset is available in our Surface Library! 

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Are those valleys in my measurement data real?

"Can I trust my measurement?" That question drives us to produce meaningful measurement results. In this post we examine how dirt and debris can produce artificial "features" in surface texture data—errors that are sometimes the exact opposite of what you might expect to find. And those errors may have you chasing down changes in your process that aren't really there. We'll show you what to look for, and some steps you can take to tell whether features are real or not.

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Digital Metrology Takeover Week at Wenzel America

Wenzel America has invited Digital Metrology to take over their LinkedIn page for the week! For those of you who may not know, Wenzel (Wixom, Michigan) is the largest family-owned metrology company specializing in CMM high-speed optical scanning, gear inspection, and CT systems. Thanks to Wenzel, America for this opportunity to share some of our many resources  with Wenzel's followers!

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60-Second Surface Analysis Video – Profile and Surface Displays

OmniSurf and OmniSurf3D guide you through the surface analysis process and show you what happens at each step. In this short video we introduce you to the profile/surface displays that walk you through each step and show you what's happening.

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Hexagon Surface Texture

When Hexagon needed to analyze surface texture data from their optical roughness sensor, they turned to Digital Metrology and OmniSurf3D. Read more on our Collaborations page.

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60-Second Surface Analysis Video – TraceBoss+ Image Explorer

TraceBoss+ lets you analyze your surfaces by the numbers, and it also helps you SEE what’s happening with your process. This short video shows how the Image Explorer feature lets you import an image of a surface, calculate crosshatch angle, explore the surface quality, and save the image and numerical results in a single file.

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See TraceBoss+ in Action at the Rottler Open House

Join Rottler Manufacturing for an Open House on October 5–7 to celebrate the company’s 100 year anniversary! The event will include live machine demonstrations, hands-on experience with factory technicians, technical seminars and presentations, and live music entertainment on Friday night. Digital Metrology’s Mark Malburg will join Scott Rowe (Rottler) and Keith Jones (Total Seal Piston Rings) for the session, The latest in cylinder wall finishes and piston rings and how to apply to your business. Thursday Oct 5th 9-11am.  And check out Rottler’s demo honing machines, now running Digital Metrology's TraceBoss+ software! Event details, the full agenda, and hotel and travel information are available here.

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