Digital Metrology marks 20 years of metrology successes

COLUMBUS, IN (May 1, 2019) – Digital Metrology Solutions, provider of measurement software, consulting and training, is marking its 20th year of service in May, 2019. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Mark Malburg, the company has aided hundreds of companies to solve product and process development issues by developing and applying advanced metrology technologies.

“We realized early on that people don’t want to measure… they want to understand. It isn’t the measurement that matters, it’s what you are able to do with the data,” said Dr. Malburg. “We have made it our mission to provide tools to help users communicate and effectively use measurement data for understanding and improving processes and component performance.”


Digital Metrology is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Shown in this image are some of the innovative analyses in Digital Metrology’s software products: Left: OmniSurf 2D analysis of Wvoid (Local Void Area Per Unit Length), highlighting potential leak paths that are not discernible using parameters such as Average Roughness; Center, OmniSurf3D image showing ridges and local pits in 3D surface texture data; and Right, OmniRound analysis used to diagnose a camshaft journal with significant chatter.


Digital Metrology was originally formed to develop software for custom metrology applications, such as measuring unusual profile geometries and/or other features of interest. In recent years, Digital Metrology has collaborated with instrument manufacturers around the world to develop measuring systems and to embed software and mathematics into custom and off-the-shelf metrology systems.

The success of its earlier custom work eventually led to several widely successful, general-purpose software packages, including OmniSurf for two dimensional surface profile analysis, OmniRound for roundness and harmonic analysis and, more recently, OmniSurf3D for three dimensional surface texture analysis.

Malburg continued, “When we entered the metrology market, most surface and geometry analysis was performed inside the measuring instrument itself, using the instrument’s own proprietary software. We saw a need for simple-to-use software that people outside of the laboratory could use. The best understanding of a shape comes from interacting with the shape, not simply reporting a number. Though the years I’ve heard many customers say that the engineers’ ability to interact with the data, in their offices, has led to major breakthroughs in product understanding and development.”

Today, Digital Metrology continues to help people futher explore their measurement data, to develop new metrology analysis tools, and to forge collaborations with metrology instrument companies. “We are proud to be able to say that Digital Metrology is at the core of many modern measurement systems in surface and form metrology,” said Dr. Malburg.