Surface Library: free-to-use surface texture data

Do you ever need some data to help explain surface texture? Need some sample data to verify that you’re using your software correctly? Or do you just wonder what your remote control buttons look like under a microscope?

Our new Surface Library is a collection of data that will help you to explore, understand, and explain surface texture. Over the years we have generated and collected thousands of measurement datasets—this Library contains some of the more useful and interesting data. Some datasets highlight common surfaces. Others help show how a particular analysis affect data. And some are…well, just fun.

Surface Texture Data - Surface Library Digital MetrologyWhether you work with surface texture in your job, or you’re a researcher, teacher, student, or curious human, the data in this library should prove interesting and helpful for you!  

Surface Texture Data - Surface Library Digital Metrology

The areal (3D) data in the Surface Library is in .os3d format, the native file format to OmniSurf3D. If you are not (yet) an OmniSurf3D user, you can download a free 10-day trial!.

To access the Surface Library files, click here, and log in. If it’s your first visit to the Library, please take a moment to register. Once you’ve registered and logged in you can view and download as many datasets as you want, and use them for as long as you need.

Surface Texture Data - Surface Library Digital Metrology

As you click through the data you’ll see that we’ve included some helpful hints for how to analyze the data, which you can use to learn OmniSurf3D. We also list the instrument used to acquire the data, and the size of the data file. 

We will continue to add to the Surface Library regularly, so it will grow in size and usefulness over time. We’ll let you know when we add new data so that you can stay up-to-date.

A lot of software provides you with a thick user manual and sends you on your way to figure it out. We are committed to helping you understand surface texture, as well as learning how to use our software to analyze it. The Surface Library is a great tool to do just that, along with the videos, tutorials, papers, surface notes blog, and notepad series videos (and, of course, our in-person training and consulting services!). 

If you have questions, please contact us — we are always glad to help.