Surface Library: Free-to-Use Surface Texture Data

Digital Metrology’s new Surface Library is a collection of data to help users explore, understand, and explain surface texture. The Library is intended for surface texture professionals, researchers, teachers, students, and anyone curious about surface texture.

“Over the years we have generated and collected thousands of surface datasets,” says Mark Malburg, President of Digital Metrology Solutions. “In this free-to-use library we share some of the most useful and interesting data. It is intended for those who work with surface texture on a daily basis, as well as researchers, teachers, students, and anyone curious about surfaces. Some datasets highlight common objects, some help show how a particular kind of analysis affects data. And some are just fun.” 

The areal (3D) data in the Surface Library is in .0s3d format, the native file format to OmniSurf3D surface texture software. Each dataset includes helpful hints for analyzing the data within OmniSurf3D. For those who are not  OmniSurf3D users, a free 10-day trial version of the software is available.

“A lot of software provides you with a user manual and sends you on your way to figure it out for yourself,” says Malburg. “We are committed to helping our users to understand surface texture, as well as quickly learning how to use our software to analyze it. The Surface Library is a great tool to do just that, along with the many other resources that we make available on our site.”

Malburg adds that the Library will be updated regularly with new and interesting data over time. 

View the Surface Library.

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