Founded in December 2002 by experts in optics and non-destructive testing, Bossa Nova Technologies is specialized in the development of innovative non-destructive testing instruments for industrial applications. Strong expertise in laser ultrasound and polarization imaging have led Bossa Nova Technologies to develop sensors for various applications and technologies, ranging from cosmetic testing to defect detection in composite material.
We continually explore the application of innovative technologies through government or private R&D contract to enhance the performances of our instruments and develop new inspection techniques. We are interested in new partnership to expand the development of its technologies and introduce our products to new markets and applications.
Years of experience in mechanical/optical/electronics/software design coupled with a strong R&D background in lasers, optics and non-destructive testing make Bossa Nova Technologies the perfect solution provider.
ElektroPhysik is one of the leading manufacturers of measuring instruments used for advancing surface technology, research and quality control. Being a pioneer in the field of non-destructive coating thickness measurement, ElektroPhysik, in cooperation with national and international standardizing institutes and universities has successfully advanced new product developments along with international standardization of the coating thickness measurement.
ElektroPhysik privately held company owned and managed by the Steingroever family. It is headquarters are in Köln Germany near the famous Rein River. ElektroPhysik still occupies the original building though it has gone through many expansions over the years to facilitate growth.
ElektroPhysik maintains branch offices including the U.S.A. and is represented by distributors and agents globally in almost every country in the world. It is this network and partnerships that enable ElektroPhysik to service its customers and provide the support required in today’s competitive global marketplace.
The first coating thickness testing gauge was developed by Dr. Steingroever. Utilizing the Magnetic Attraction principle, it was called the MikroTest (still manufactured today and even available in digital display format, it probably remains the most utilized coating thickness testing device utilized, even today) . Magnetic Attraction is a very reliable technique for measuring coatings however its only drawback is that it only works with coatings applied over ferrous materials such as steel and iron.
However, the Magnetic Attraction principle paved the way for the development of analog devices. First using Eddy Current and then later Magnetic Induction, these devices expanded coating thickness testing beyond just corrosion control.
Today all three of these principles are used to non-destructively measure a variety of coatings. Magnetic Attraction is the measuring principle used in the MikroTest, PenTest and MiniPen by ElektroPhysik.
Magnetic Induction is the measuring principle of choice for ferrous metal substrate application while the Eddy Current principle is the measuring principle of choice for non-ferrous metal substrate applications.
Both of these measuring principles are found in the MiniTest family of gauges as well as the eXacto by ElektroPhysik.
More recently ElektroPhysik developed yet another measuring principle primarily for non-metal substrate applications such plastic and wood. The QuintSonic utilizes a high level ultrasound approach which has enabled measurements to be conducted on these types of substrates non-destructively.
On April 20, 2007 ElektroPhysik launched a new model, the MiniTest 700 Series with SIDSP® digital sensor technology.
SIDSP® is an ElektroPhysik exclusive which took years of research and development. SIDSP® stands for Sensor Integrated Digital Signal Processing and the way that works is that entire coating thickness measurement is processed in the sensor at the point of measurement. SIDSP® is unlike previous conventional techniques where an analog signal was generated at the sensor and then that signal would be sent to a host gauge to processing. The vulnerability with that technique was that it was susceptible to environmental influences such as strong electro-magnetic fields and other signal disturbances that could affect the analog signal and therefore the reading.
FLIR thermal imaging systems use state-of-the-art infrared imaging technology that detects infrared radiation – or heat. Based on detected temperature differences, thermal imaging cameras can create a crisp image. Advanced algorithms also make it possible to read correct temperature values from this image. Thermal imaging technology has become increasingly popular and more and more universities are using thermal imaging technology for the most demanding, complex and the most diverse applications.
Entry Level Cameras
Performance Level Cameras
Advanced Level Cameras
Academics & Research
Defense & Aerospace
With over 50 years of experience in developing light measurement instruments, Gamma Scientific is trusted by the world’s leading organizations to provide accurate results. Based in San Diego, Gamma Scientific manufactures laboratory grade spectroradiometers, spectrometers, spectrophotometers and integrating spheres.
Gamma Scientific also operates an ISO 17025, NVLAP accredited laboratory (NVLAP Lab Code 200823-0) performing LM-79 and LM-80 tests for LEDs.
Gamma Scientific systems are designed to handle 24 hour operation on the production floor and feature near real-time measurement and powerful analysis software. Custom configurations are available to meet your unique testing requirements.
Spectroradiometers: As the inventors of the first high-performance, computer-controlled LED spectroradiometers, Gamma Scientific has continued to set the standard in spectroradiometer accuracy and reliability. RadOMA spectroradiometers are trusted by the world’s leading organizations to provide accurate measurements.
Integrating Spheres: With over 40 years of experience in designing integrating spheres, Gamma Scientific has the expertise to build custom integrating spheres and sphere systems to meet your testing requirements.
Thin Film Measurement Systems: Industry leading technology that allows manufacturers to perform single sided inspection on the first surface of any glass or polished, transmissive element while excluding the second surface.
Calibration Light Sources: Gamma Scientific manufacturers a full range of calibration light sources that are traceable to NIST. LED light sources offer linear programmable drive circuitry and active optical feedback.
Goniophotometers: Gamma Scientific’s 940 LED-1250 Goniophotometer is designed to analyze angle dependent spatial radiation properties of LED luminaires, lamps and modules.
Reflectometers: Complete your inspections faster, and achieve higher standards of quality with accurate, repeatable reflectometer systems from Gamma Scientific. Using non-destructive testing, you can measure complete spectral and colorimetric properties on substrates as thin as 0.5 mm, with a scan time of less than 0.2 seconds.
LED Testers and Sorters: As the inventors of the first high-performance, computer-controlled LED spectroradiometers, Gamma Scientific has continued to set the standard in LED spectroradiometer performance.
Optometers: UDT Instruments, a division of Gamma Scientific, offers an extensive selection of photometers, radiometers, lux meters, luminance meters and illuminance meters for photometric and radiometric testing applications.
Hot Disk AB is dedicated solely to facilitating its clients’ thermal transport property measurements. Utilizing the groundbreaking and recently ISO-certified TPS (Transient Plane Source) technique, Hot Disk instruments accurately ascertain the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity of a vast range of materials from single transient recordings. We have claimed considerable market share from competitors employing older and more limited techniques in recent years.
Hot Disk AB develops and provides equipment for measuring and testing thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. With our equipment, testing thermal properties is easy, fast and non-destructive.
Knowing the thermal properties of materials or devices is crucial when designing any application where heating or cooling is a factor. Being able to readily acquire this information is important for designers, engineers and scientists alike.
Examples for Applications:
Anisotropy: Modern batteries (Li-Ion) have drastically different thermal ¬conductivities in different directions. Simple and accurate ¬measurement procedure with Hot Disk sensors. Hot Disk can perform anisotropic measurements on modern, Li-Ion batteries with a regular stack structure. The stack structure can be either cylindrical stack, or a plane stack structure.
Imaginant designs, develops, and manufactures high quality, high-resolution color digital cameras for some of the best-known and most respected imaging companies in the world, including Eastman Kodak Company. Our high-resolution color capture instruments are found in many of the best-known theme parks throughout the world. The Digital Camera team actively seeks OEM customers who require the finest engineered cameras for use in a variety of imaging-critical applications. Our products fit particularly well into a number of imaging segments, including aerial, machine vision, medical, microscopy, military, professional, surveillance, and scientific.
JSR Ultrasonics high frequency pulser/receivers are at the heart of advanced nondestructive testing systems used throughout the world. Our company has driven pulser/receiver technology with its development of remote pulsers. Our leadership continues with the DPR500, the first dual-channel modular pulser/receiver. From traditional metals to 21st century microelectronics, JSR Ultrasonics has a thorough understanding of the science as well as the art of nondestructive testing. We are committed to expanding our role as the innovative leader in the engineering and manufacture of ultrasonic instrumentation for nondestructive testing.
Coating Thickness Systems
PELT(tm) coating thickness systems are internationally recognized for precise multi-layer gauging of coatings on both non-metallic and metallic substrates.
Since 1968, Matec Instrument Companies Inc. has been an industry leader in providing superior nondestructive ultrasonic testing solutions. Our extensive experience in ultrasonics enables us to provide our customers with fully integrated solutions for the most demanding testing applications.
Our strength lies in its capacity to develop innovative solutions both modular and expandable in design within project budgets. Matec’s ability to respond to the more difficult and unique testing requirements of advanced technology materials provides today’s leading institutions and industries the solutions needed to maintain product integrity and quality assurance.
Matec offers a full-range of in-house services for the design, fabrication, construction, and installation of ultrasonic testing systems. Whether you need a new system, or are looking to retrofit an existing installation, we have the capability to deliver a fully integrated solution that effectively meets your testing needs.
Conceptual and final design engineering
Manufacturing and fabrication
Installation and startup
Certification and training
Instrumentation and control
Data acquisition and analysis software
Application services and testing
Service and support
MTI Instruments is a worldwide supplier of precision non-contact physical measurement solutions, condition based monitoring systems, portable balancing equipment and semiconductor wafer inspection tools. MTI Instrumen’s products use a comprehensive array of technologies to solve complex real world applications in numerous industries including manufacturing, semiconductor, commercial/military aviation, automotive and data storage.
Our products offer non contact measurement to determine tire tread depth, disk and rotor run out, wafer flatness and characterization, weld and seam tracking, ultrasonic horn vibration, robotic laser inspection, and many more applications. When it comes to electronic gauging instruments for position, displacement and vibration applications within the design, manufacturing/production, QA/ QC test and research markets; semiconductor products for wafer characterization of semi-insulating and semi-conducting wafers; and engine balancing and vibration analysis for both military and commercial aircraft, MTI Instruments has the right tools for you.
MTI Instruments is very proud of the crucial role it played with many of the world’s largest companies whether it’s in basic research, improved efficiency during production or quality control by offering solutions directly to the end-user or an embedded technology for leading OEM suppliers. Whatever you touch has probably been measured by MTI Instruments.
Fiber Optic Measurement
Precision Measurement Instruments: Displacement/Vibration/Position Sensors.
Tensile, Compression and Bend Testing Machines.
Semiconductors and Solar Metrology Systems.
Aviation & Industrial Vibration/Balancing Measurement Systems.
NanoFocus AG is a developer, manufacturer, and distributor of measurement technology and software packages for the characterization of technical surfaces. The company has been active in this field since 1994. Our confocal optical 3D surface analysis tools offer perfect quality assurance, process control and manufacturing efficiency for all industries and applications. NanoFocus AG’s analysis systems allow high precision micro and nano scale 3D surface measurements. The innovative systems enable extremely fast, easy and contactless 3D measurements of topography, micro-geometry, roughness or other surface characteristics.
Materials Science Applications:
Optimizing functional properties if new surfaces and products:
Finding out in what way the structure of a material influences its properties and behaviour is the aim of materials science. High-resolution analyses of surfaces play an important role in determining relevant parameters like roughness, relection, tribological properties or the surface quality.
NanoFocus measurement systems guarantee analyses conform to international standards – for different measurement task and on all materials. Defined specifications are met and processes optimized. This means that costs are reduced while development times are shortened.
Non-contact 3D surface analyses independent of materials:
NanoFocus measurement systems enable the fast and reliable 3D surface analysis of nearly all materials – from metal, glass, ceramics, semi-conductors, polymers to organic materials. The confocal technology enables determining reliable measurement data independent of the degree of reflection of a surface. The optical method of the NanoFocus-technologies µsurf, µscan and µsprint also enables the non-destructive measurements of sensible surfaces at different stages of production and processing. The measurements of coated surfaces and the determination of layer thickness are also possible.
A previous sample preparation is not necessary. Real 3D data is available after only a few seconds which allows a qualitative as well as a quantitative evaluation of the surface. For the determination of relevant parameters NanoFocus offers comprehensive and powerful software solutions for the analysis of measurement data.
Examples of application:
NanoFocus measurement systems have proven themselves in many areas of materials science due their flexibility. Within only a few seconds they deliver exact and repeatable 3D measurement data of nearly all surfaces. That is why the NanoFocus-technology is ideal for user who wish to analyze different materials.
Dage was founded in 1961 and is a market leader in its chosen markets of Semiconductor and PCBA Manufacture. It has an award winning portfolio of Bondtester and X-ray Inspection Systems for destructive and non-destructive mechanical testing and inspection of electronic components.
Dage was acquired by the Nordson Corporation in 2006.
Micro Materials Tester
Wafer X-Ray Metrology
X-Ray Inspection Systems
Test Types include:
Brittle Fracture Testing
High Strain Rate