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Measurement Characterization imaging

We are a state-of-the-art materials characterization company staffed by world-class scientists and engineers.

  • We provide characterization, imaging, and measurement services of advanced materials and devices
  • We also perform mechanical cross-sectioning, metallography and PCBA analysis
  • We offer consulting services to solve problems from lab to fab

Covalent Metrology is a modern materials characterization company staffed by world-class scientists and engineers

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Pricing: Analytical Services

Characterization, Imaging & Measurement Services

  • Our pricing is usually 20-30% lower than leading competitors
  • No price premiums, even when we can get you data the same day
  • No price premium for our 48-Hour Guarantee*

Pricing: Mechanical Cross-Sectioning, Metallography & PCBA Analysis

  • Our pricing is usually 20-30% lower than leading competitors
  • We never charge price premiums, even when you get data the same day

Insights beyond raw data

We have world-class metrologists working side-by-side with accomplished engineers & scientists in a high-touch & quality-centric way

Our customer engagement model is superior. We work to:

  • Understand your goals and problem statement — clearly and precisely
  • Make thoughtful recommendations regarding both effectiveness AND economics
  • Generate great data on high-quality, calibrated and well-maintained instruments
  • Meet to review & interpret results and then assist you in thinking through next steps

As a material characterization services company, our mission is to help with your characterization, measurement, and imaging work as a trusted partner in achieving your objectives. Whether discussing data on a standard sample or helping on complex consulting engagements, we bring insight and experience.

Flexible services

We have a variety of programs to address the different needs of our customers

  • Membership pricing

    Pre-purchase in bulk to get pricing well below our already competitive “standard” prices.
  • Co-op programs

    Let Covalent host and/or operate your instruments. A smart option when considering buying new instruments or for managing tools you own that are underutilized, expensive or difficult to operate/maintain. Covalent’s customers get better results for less CAPEX + OPEX, while maintaining preferred access.
  • consulting services

    Leverage Covalent professionals to provide specific expertise or even stand in for in-house Metrology functions.
  • Custom bundles

    Solve your toughest problems with custom contracts combining Consulting Services with bulk-priced Sample Testing.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Feb. 4-6, 2019—APEX EXPO IPC 2020

IPC APEX EXPO is the largest event for electronics manufacturing in North America with more than 9,000 professionals from 45 countries.

Dec. 4, 2019—SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter

Covalent Metrology is showcasing it’s failure analysis and materials characterization services to the SMTA community

Nov. 20-21, 2019—IDTechEX

Covalent Metrology will be exhibiting at the IDTechEX to showcase its characterization services for the the latest trends happening in Materials, Manufacturing and Component Innovation. 

Nov. 5-7, 2019—MicroTech Innovation Summit 2019

Craig Hunter, Covalent Metrology CEO, is a Technology Innovation Showcase Presenter on “Metrology and Characterization: Emerging Techniques for MEMS and Sensors Devices.”

Latest Publications

Atomic Force Microscopy for Advanced Optical Components

New applications for optical components place ever-higher demands on surface roughness and finish specifications. Current generation atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques provide accurate 3D images with sub-angstrom accuracy in less than a minute. These advancements make AFM ideal for applications requiring more detailed information than available with optical interferometry techniques.

Mid-Range Optical Profilometry: An Overview

Profilometry for surface characterization and dimensioning is a key area of expertise for Covalent Metrology and is proving invaluable to customers across a wide range of applications. At Covalent Metrology, profilometry covers a complete range of surface features using everything from atomic force microscopy (AFM) to optical systems to mechanical stylus systems. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the technology behind each of the three optical profilometry techniques Covalent Metrology offers and to discuss the relative advantages of each of them.

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