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Quality control of precision-engineered components

NPL can assist in the production quality control by using our optical flatness calibration service. Accurate measurements can be performed on mirrors that are critical in optical systems where it is important to preserve the shape of the wavefront upon reflection.

Pre-booked calibrations can be carried out with a quick and reliable turnaround enabling customers to return to their high quality services without delay. Short notice bookings are also possible and normally dispatched quickly. Majority of calibrations are completed within 1 to 2 weeks.

Optical flatness calibration service

  • High accuracy inspection of precision engineered components
  • Provision of complete surface area scans up to a diameter of 300 mm
  • Best measurement capability of 12 nm
  • Traceable to the form of a liquid surface - approximately 1.5 nm peak to valley (PV) over a 300 mm diameter
  • 3D plots, surface wavefront analyses, profiles and optical path differences available
  • Measurements possible on most polished surfaces
  • Technical consultancy and training provided
  • UKAS (ISO 17025) accredited measurement service for surfaces less than 150 mm

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