The Covalent Way
Partnership is at the heart of our mission to make cutting-edge analytical capabilities available to scientists, engineers, and companies of all sizes and developmental stages.
Covalent’s Silicon Valley analytical services labs hosts over 30 cutting-edge instruments and we partner with some of the world’s top instrument manufacturers and partner labs to ensure you have the expertise and data necessary to solve your most complex challenges.
For projects where you need good data fast, we will deliver accurate measurements with quick turnaround times at affordable costs.
For complex challenges that require deeper insights: Covalent’s world-class scientists and engineers will deliver advanced analysis and help you uncover the appropriate solution.
Covalent is ready to meet all your metrology, material characterization and advanced analytical needs, both within and beyond the lab, by providing:
- Custom consulting solutions
- Certified technician support to your site
- User training and certification on instrumentation
- Co-op and Tool-Share opportunities
- Tool rental programs
- Laboratory audits
Take advantage of Covalent’s cost-effective characterization services, by integrating our experts into your R&D process: customized subscription and membership programs are available.
A New, Comprehensive Metrology Platform
Covalent Metrology provides the advanced tools and team to expedite and enhance your R&D success.
What Our Clients Are Saying
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- Brad Aitchison,
Sr. Process Engineer, Redlen Technologies
“We were the first Covalent customer and still use them exclusively for our metrology needs. Covalent is customer-centric, technically outstanding and a great partner for any company looking to improve its metrology and characterization capabilities. Very... read more
- Terry Bluck,
Chief Technology Officer, Intevac Corp.
“Great data is the key for rapid progress, but as a high growth, early stage company, we have to be extremely efficient in our capital and operating expenditures. We love Covalent’s subscription model, their responsive customer... read more
- Seshu Madhavapeddy,
Chief Executive Officer, Frore Systems
“Our team has worked closely with Covalent over the past year and the partnership has really helped our development efforts. During the challenging Covid-19 shut-downs of so many university labs, we came to increasingly rely on... read more
- J Provine,
Co-Founder Aligned Carbon
“Covalent has become a vital extension to our technology development team – their flexible service approach ensures they’re available to support our work when we need them. Their team of experts have helped us solve problems... read more
- Arvind Kamath,
Executive Vice President, Technology Development
“Covalent’s outstanding scientific team and rapidly expanding instrument portfolio have really aided Gridential Energy’s development efforts. Their quality analysis services and expert advice help us make much better decisions.”
- Collin Mui,
Dr. Michael I. Current
"Covalent Metrology provides a substantial expansion to the range of metrologies for structural and materials analysis, with a high-level professional staff, prompt response and at a highly competitive cost. A welcome addition to the Silicon Valley... read more
- Dr. Michael I. Current,
“We have known Craig and the Covalent Metrology team from the time the company was founded just a few years ago. It has been amazing to see how far the company has come and how their... read more
- Brent Elliot,
Chief Executive Officer
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Latest news, events
Covalent Metrology Expands Analytical Chemistry Capabilities with Triple-Quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)July 27, 2021
Covalent Metrology installs new, cutting-edge triple-quadrupole ICP-MS system and announces new leadership for its analytical chemistry group
Covalent Metrology Partners with Digital Surf to Bring Cutting-Edge Analytical Solutions to Instrument UsersJuly 20, 2021
Covalent Metrology and Digital Surf collaborate to advance software-enabled analysis, data visualization and more for research and industry
Covalent Metrology Expands Advanced Optical Analysis LabMay 19, 2021
New Raman and FTIR instruments installed in Covalent's headquarters offer powerful chemical mapping and infrared spectroscopy services.
Sample Preparation Orientation and its Value for (Scanning) Transmission Electron MicroscopyJune 14, 2021
High-quality sample preparation for (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) can make the difference between impactful or mediocre analysis. An ideal lamella – the prepared cross-section of a sample – captures the right aspects of a feature of interest, balances signal intensity for structure and element analysis, and enhances the clarity of the end-image. Producing such […]
Nanoindentation with the UNHT3 Indentation Tester: Nanomechanical Analysis with a Big ImpactMay 21, 2021
Nanoindentation probes a host of mechanical properties – including modulus, hardness, stress, strain-rate sensitivity, and more – while achieving improved flexibility and adaptability over conventional mechanical analysis techniques. In spite of its advantages, many engineers may still be unaware of the diverse applications nanoindentation supports. In the upcoming live webinar event, guest speaker Patrick O’Hara […]
Optimizing Polymers and Adhesive Materials with Thermogravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning CalorimetryApril 14, 2021
Whether you’re designing parts for Formula 1 racecars, engineering biomedical implants for hospital patients, or anything in between, robust thermal analysis empowers engineers to fine-tune the thermal properties of advanced materials. The insights gained from thermal analysis can be paramount to designing high-quality parts, products, and devices. In this webinar event, guest speaker Dr. Parth […]