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The FilmStar DESIGN Free Version is a powerful implementation with fixed indices. It may be all that is required for your purposes. Additional free software acquires and plots Inficon IC/5/6 deposition data.
Go to FilmStar home page FilmStar Optical Thin Film Software is a suite of Windows programs for designing, manufacturing, and measuring optical coatings. Coatings are applied to glass and other surfaces by high vacuum deposition. FilmStar is distinguished by its ease-of-use and connectivity to deposition monitors and spectrophotometers. FilmStar stands alone in the ability of its users to customize and automate.
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Scantraq is a standalone version of FilmStar MEASURE, marketed to chemists and spectroscopists and supporting UV/Vis/IR data acquisition and analysis from current and legacy PerkinElmer and other models. With its built-in development tools, Scantraq provides a powerful alternative to the software supplied by instrument manufacturers. Agilent (HP) 8453 users may be surprised to know that serial (USB) is supported.

Automate or else! FTG offers custom solutions for quality assurance, research and testing with PE, Agilent, OOI and other UV/Vis/IR/FTIR spectrometers. Call +1 609-924-6222 to discover how a user reduced QA inspection time from one WEEK to one DAY! Click here for the ultimate YouTube PE Lambda 850 example.

Contact us for before hiring a consultant who is unfamiliar with spectroscopy and makes the job more expensive than it ought to be. We've integrated rotating and linear stages, temperature stages, Pike autosamplers, barcode readers, databases, etc.

Time is money!

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When coating is your business you need more than user-friendly thin film design software. You need the FilmStar Development System. From web graphics to design proposals to manufacturing to quality assurance, FilmStar supports all aspects of the business of coating.

Did we mention that the Development System is included in all FilmStar programs at no extra charge?

Only FilmStar controls multiple new and legacy spectrophotometers and supports database solutions for securely keeping track of QA results. One Program - Many Instruments...a cost-reducing no-brainer for sure!

Browse our e-adverts and videos! Discover how FilmStar benefits organizations and recharges careers in optical films.

Agilent Cary UMA

UMA/ARTA/TAMS...New versions of FilmStar MEASURE support Cary UMA and OMT Solutions ARTA/TAMS, offering new convenience for simple scans and complex multi-angle sequences saved in Excel XLS/XLSX format. Excel is not required, thereby assuring data integrity.

In the unlikely event of a crash during data collection, the UMA version includes Crash Recovery. Contact us today for an online demo. You've spent a lot on a machine; add MEASURE to get your money's worth!

Excel extends optical coating
software capabilities

Learn how savvy Excel users accomplish more with optical thin film design and measurement software. Read the article and download Excel workbooks to try for yourself.

You have Excel, so do your customers. There's no better way to exchange spectral data. Click here to learn more about FilmStar and Excel.

 NEW ...All FTG programs directly open and save XLS and XLSX data files...a great advantage over the incompatible Tower of Babel formats offered by spectrophotometer manufacturers!

And now for something completely different

Klicken sie hier for details of a new chart showing the reliability of n,k solutions for an absorbing layer on a non-absorbing substrate. The method combines Gedankenspektrum techniques pioneered by FTG with FilmStar's ability to create Excel files. Don't have Excel? Install the free Excel Viewer.

PerkinElmer Frontier FTIR...FTG simplifies FTIR operation and supports automation with its MEASURE Spectrum 10 Server compatible with all PE FTIR models after GX. Optical engineers should specify the Optica model and study PE's 983 comparison.

The FTG Spectrum 10 Server even supports other software, notably Excel as in Spectrum10.xlsm. Click here to learn more about the stability of FTIR and other single-beam spectrometers.

Choosing a new coating chamber? Need higher yields? Training technicians and engineers? Wondering if automation can lower costs? Get the help you need from a qualified thin film consultant! is an association of recognized experts in high vacuum thin film technology, emphasizing but not limited to optical coating. Each Expert offers unique capabilities.

Today it's more important than ever to solve problems, implement new solutions, and upgrade capabilities as quickly and economically as possible. Contact an Expert today!

Practical Design and Production
of Optical Thin Films

Ronald R. Willey, Instructor

This one-week course, for both new and experienced coating
engineers, utilizes FilmStar in design and analysis examples.
Click here for a course introduction on YouTube.

Venue: Edgewater Inn, Charlevoix, MI USA

2018 Dates: Sep 10-14, Dec 3-7

Can't attend? Self-study packages including
books and course videos are now available.

For further information please contact Ron Willey
(+1 231-237-9392) or visit

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