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When is Smooth Too Rough?

Understand surface roughness as it relates to a machined part, polished item, or manufactured part is crucial in determining how the part will perform, wear, appear, or function. Read the blog to find out more on evaluating components.

Mar 24, 2022


The Role of Metrology in Health

How metrology is critical in improving our quality of life and our planet.

May 20, 2021


Meeting the Challenge of Measuring Super Smooth Surfaces

Metrology options chosen for different surfaces must satisfy all needs.

May 5, 2020


Laser Interferometry – An Enabling Technology for Automated Manufacturing

How interferometry solutions have streamlined manufacturing.

May 5, 2020

Characterizing the polish

Characterizing the Polishing Process Fingerprint of High Quality Optical Surfaces

Coherence scanning interferometry (CSI) is a powerful characterization tool.

Mar 2, 2020


Extreme Testing: Dropping a ZYGO Laser Interferometer from a Forklift

We drop a laser interferometer from a forklift to prove its toughness.

Nov 1, 2019

Using grazing

Using Grazing Incidence Interferometry to Measure Large or Non-Specular Surfaces

Learn about two applications of grazing incidence interferometry.

Sep 27, 2018


Highest Quality Laser Interferometer Measurements Require Highest Quality Reference Optics

With no confidence in reference optics, measurements may fluctuate in quality.

Jan 9, 2018


Measuring Wavefront Distortion of Optical Windows Using Laser Interferometry

ZYGO’s laser interferometry used by space agencies to evaluate optical windows.

Nov 22, 2017