AEP is the world leader in surface metrology and technology innovation. From its inception it has developed cutting edge instruments to aid researchers and users. As the pioneers of innovation in hi tech engineering, it has grown steadily in worldwide markets. Currently it has offices in America, Asia and Europe.
In addition to manufacturing optical profiler, interferometer and contact profilometer AEP also produces ex-situ and in-situ stress monitors for thin film deposition processes. Please contact us for any questions. Our team of scientists from silicon valley are always excited to answer your questions and help solve your problems.
Step heights measurement
Surface Roughness measurement
Quantify scratch and dig features, wear depth, width and volume
Flatness or curvature measurement
2D thin film stress measurement
Surface Profiling – defect, features etc. depth, width and volume
Anton Paar TriTec SA (previously CSM Instruments) has been leader in the development of instruments for surface mechanical properties characterization for over 30 years in both research and industrial fields.
CSM Instruments develops, manufactures and sells instruments to characterize mechanical properties of surfaces. We have been the world leader in this market for more than 30 years, first under the name of LSRH then CSEM.
CSM Instruments provides equipment that allows the mechanical characterization of a wide range of surfaces and bulk materials. Adhesion of paints, optical thin films or hard coatings can be defined using one of our Scratch Testers. These span the nano to the macro range to analyze the widest range of materials. Dynamic testing measurements can be performed to define not only the hardness of the material, but also to evaluate the plastic and elastic deformation, the elasticity module, creep and much more. For wear testing we offer the Tribometer, based on the pin-on-disc principle that operates both in the Micro and Nano regime; to record the frictional coefficient and measure the wear volume. Other equipment measures film thickness. Additionally, CSM provides three dimensional viewing capabilities of sample surfaces under most testing regimes.
Coating Thickness by Calotest
NanoMaterials Ltd. (Apnano) was established in 2002 and after its acquisition in 2013 became a fully owned subsidiary of the leading American company Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc. (NIS). NanoMaterials specializes in development and production of inorganic, multi-layered nanofullerenes and nanotubes, based on exclusively patented platform technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
These tungsten disulfide (WS2) based nanomaterials opened up new possibilities for developing extreme performance lubricants, coatings and polymer composites. The composition and morphology of these materials create a unique mechanism of friction-induced tribofilm release. The exfoliated nanoparticles attach to working-surfaces, fill in wear crevices and coat working surfaces with a continuous super-lubrication layer. This “surface reconditioning” effect was instrumental in the successful development of NIS’s Corp, award winning NanoLub® family of Extreme Pressure (EP) Anti-Wear (AW) and Anti-Friction (AF) lubrication additives. The Company’s R&D department is involved in extensive research and testing for additional WS2 based applications in the field of lubricants, coatings and polymer composites for such industries as defense, mining and metalworking.
NanoMaterials’ inorganic nano-particles can be incorporated into polymer matrices to increase their strength and fracture toughness, and enhance their tribological and thermal properties.
NanoMaterials’ multi-layered WS? nano-particles tackle one of the key problems of carbon nano-tubes, which is high rates of defects and agglomeration that translate to problematic dispersability.
Micro Photonics is a leading source of advanced instrumentation for scientific and industrial research. Thousands of clients rely on us for innovative solutions, technically superior products, confident application assistance, and comprehensive laboratory contract service. Since 1992 we have helped find solutions in tribology, nano-indentation, adhesion and scratch testing, profilometry, micro-tomography, imaging and other related fields of materials and thin films research.
Our instruments can be found in distinguished educational and industrial organizations ranging from automotive to cosmetic, biotechnology to medical devices, microelectronics to space applications. Regardless of your type of application, size of budget or experience in mechanical engineering research, our goal is to provide you with superior instruments, beneficial consultation and meticulous laboratory results.
Ion Sources and Systems
Sources for OLEDs/Organic Electronics
Laue Diffraction Systems
Portable Surface Roughness Testers
Portable Hardness Testers
Established in 1991, Piezosystem Jena offers piezo micro positioning, piezo nano positioning and metrology solutions to the semiconductor, microscopy and synchrotron community. We have an extensive knowledge and in-depth technical expertise in the application of piezo technology to nano positioning tasks, and in the design of piezo flexure stages and development of piezomechanical systems.
Piezo based instruments are equipped with our unique piezo technology and offer XY or 3D motion with nearly unlimited resolution. Our metrology lab, with high resolution distance measuring interferometers, allows us to perform tests on custom loading configurations of piezo stages, z-axis microscopy piezo elements and piezo actuator systems with a resolution down to 50 picometers. Accurate determination of primary resonances is one of many services we can offer to our customers, ensuring that the system we provide will meet the most demanding nano positioning tasks.
Piezosystem Jena’s real strength comes from our commitment to complete customer satisfaction in the markets we serve. The partnerships we form with our clientele in applications such as super resolution microscopy, AFM, process control, semiconductor metrology and nanopositioning for synchrotron radiation are long-lasting and mutually beneficial. Our knowledge in piezo technology comes as much from our interaction as consultants as it does from our own research.
Outstanding Characteristics of Piezo Elements:
Nearly unlimited resolution of the movement (sub nm)
Extemely high maximum compressive forces (multiple kN)
Movement without any mechanical play
Very short response times
No mechanical wear
Suitable for vacuum applications
Suitable for cryogenic temperatures
Piezosystem Jena develops and manufatures precision systems e.g. for the following high-tech markets:
Customized solutions to fit your special requests
More than 24 years of experience in the production and development of nanopositioning equipment
Worldwide Partners, Quick Support Guaranteed
Quick Solution Propositions
Founded in 1980, SCP SCIENCE is a successful, privately owned manufacturer and distributor of analytical equipment, supplies, reagents, and certified reference materials for the inorganic analytical laboratories market. The company manufactures supply items including digestion systems, certified reference materials such as calibration and quality-control standards, and specialized glassware for the atomic spectroscopy market. In distribution, the company supplies analytical instruments for spectroscopists primarily in Canada.
Chief spectroscopic techniques supported:
Atomic absorption (AA)
Inductively coupled plasma (ICP-AES)
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS),
Ion chromatography (IC)
X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
SCP SCIENCE supplies products to government, research and development, environment, and quality-control laboratories in the inorganic analytical spectroscopy markets. These markets include: mining, petroleum and petrochemicals, wear metals agriculture, cement, food and food processing, semiconductor, clinical, wastewater treatment facilities, and the academic and government sectors.
Taber Industries’ Materials Test and Measurement Division is a global leader for the design and manufacture of high quality, affordable test instruments. Used to evaluate the physical properties of materials, Taber instruments play a critical role in the way companies test the durability of their products. Best known for our expertise in abrasion and surface wear, Taber also offers solutions to measure resistance to scratch, mar and scuff damage; along with bending resiliency and stiffness.
The TMI Group of Companies is a multi-national organization that manufactures and markets physical property testing instruments focused on the packaging, paper, pulp, plastic film, foil, ink, coatings, nonwovens, adhesives, and corrugated industries.
The TMI Group has a network of sales and service offices and agents throughout the United States and in over 50 countries, providing service and calibration to customers worldwide.
The company headquarters is located in New Castle, Delaware, USA, in a state-of-the-art green energy building which features 160 solar panels, geo-thermal heating and cooling, and LED lighting.
Products (by Test Property):
Bending / Folding / Stiffness
Coefficient of Friction (CoF) and Slip
Density and Specific Gravity
Freeness & Beating
Hot Tack Seal
Melt Flow Index
Peel and Release Strength
Tensile Strength / Stress / Strain
Theta Industries has been the industry leader in thermal physical properties measurement and manufacturing of scientific test equipment including the Dilatometer, Viscometer and DTA/TGA instruments for almost 50 years. We remain dedicated to bringing our customers the finest in both software and hardware to create the most advanced thermal analysis equipment available. We offer a full range of instruments from low cost educational instruments through precision research, industrial and scientific instruments. These include the dilatometer, DTA/TGA, laser flash diffusivity and high temperature Viscometers.
Theta Industries, established in 1966, is the premier developer and manufacturer of instrumentation for the measurement of high temperature thermal-physical properties. Our computer controlled instruments cover a wide temperature range of -270°C to 3000°C. Theta pioneered Dilatometry with many patented designs and innovations.
Our equipment includes:
Dilatometer: Horizontal and vertical, single push rod or dual push rod and constant load.
Viscometer: Rotating, Bending Beam and Parallel Plate
Thermal Analysis: DTA and TGA
The units have a world-wide reputation for unsurpassed accuracy and convenience of operation. Patented friction-free DILAFLEX sensors are the heart of the Dilatometer which have unparalleled mechanical and thermal stability in both horizontal and vertical configurations.
Tinius Olsen is the leading specialist manufacturer and supplier of static tension and/or compression materials testing machines. Our machines are designed for use in Research and Quality Control to measure material’s strength and performance. Using Tinius Olsen equipment it is possible to perform such tests on raw materials such as metals, polymers, textiles, rubbers, adhesives, food as well finished components. A whole series of tests are available including tension, shear, compression, flex / bend, puncture / burst, tear, peel, melt flow, Charpy and Izod impact, friction, stiffness, heat distortion temperature, Vicat penetration, and torsion. All such tests are designed and implemented by Tinius Olsen in accordance with key international testing standards including ISO, ASTM, EN and other industrial standards.
Melt Flow Indexers
Heat Deflection under Load
Materials Testing Software
Compression Only Testers
Folding Enduring Tester
Module r Tester