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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 Software offers low-cost custom automation solutions for quality assurance, research and testing with PerkinElmer, Agilent, OOI and other UV/Vis/IR spectrometers? Don't miss the ultimate YouTube Lambda 850 example. Call +1 609-924-6222 to learn about a client's 80% reduction in inspection time.

Contact us before hiring a consultant who is unfamiliar with spectroscopy and makes the job more difficult (expensive) than it needs to be. We've integrated rotating and linear stages, temperature stages, Pike autosamplers, barcode readers, Excel, 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

Agilent Cary UMA...A new version of FilmStar MEASURE supports the Cary UMA (Universal Measurement Accessory) with unprecedented convenience for simple scans or complex multi-angle sequences. An Excel-compatible built-in spreadsheet (Excel not required) simplifies data analysis. MEASURE also supports Agilent's Solids Autosampler.

UMA/UMS users will love this software! In the unlikely event of a computer crash during data collection, we've included Crash Recovery. Click here for details or contact us today for an online demonstration. You've spent a lot of $$$ on this 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. Sure, there's some learning involved, but that's the price of productivity!

Read the article and download Excel workbooks to try for yourself. For a quick overview watch Dave Taddeo's YouTube video. You have Excel, so why not do more with it?

PerkinElmer Frontier FTIR...FTG simplifies FTIR operation and supports QA automation with its new MEASURE Spectrum 10 Server. The server is 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
2016 Dates: Dec 5-9
2017 Dates: Mar 20-24, Jun 5-9, Sep 11-15

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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