Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), a leader in scientific and industrial metrology,
today introduced the NT9080(TM) Surface Metrology System, which combines non-contact
white light interferometry, operator ease of use, and affordability for both
expert- and entry-level precision surface measurements.
Utilizing over 25 years of Veeco's optical profiler technology expertise, the
NT9080 is a streamlined three-dimensional (3D) measurement system suited to
a wide range of cost-sensitive research and industry applications, from solar
cell texture mapping to the characterization of precision machined parts.
"With the NT9080, Veeco has responded to a need in the precision machining,
medical, printing, and solar markets for a value-optimized, non-contact 3D microscope
for dedicated surface texture measurements," said Mark R. Munch, Ph.D.,
Executive Vice President, Veeco Metrology. "The NT9080 performs the critical
measurements necessary to increase yield and reduce manufacturing costs, without
the complex operation and higher-priced features often required for automated
Andrew Masters, Veeco Metrology's Vice President of Strategic Marketing and
Business Development, added, "As manufacturing tolerances tighten in the
precision machining community, a transition from traditional 2D contact-based
measurements to a quantitative 3D non-contact standard is required. The NT9080
is a dedicated, high-precision, metrology instrument that enables manufacturers
to measure critical surface texture and features at speeds faster than traditional
stylus instrumentation. Veeco's expertise and continued long term commitment
to the Metrology industry provide a stable basis for a strong partnership with
our customers entering this 2D-to-3D transition."
About the NT9080
The NT9080 features a robust architecture and small footprint that ideally
serves production environments and small laboratories. The system also allows
users to select an objective magnification from 1.5X to 50X, accommodating a
wide variety of samples and feature sizes as small as half a micron. Other standard
features include Veeco's patent-pending, ultra-uniform dual-LED illumination.
Running on the Vision(R) software platform, the NT9080 provides access to over
200 distinct analyses, and more than 1000 critical parameters for measuring
curvature, lay, bearing ratio, wear, corrosion, and other critical parameters.