Not every coating facility stores QC spectral curves in filing
cabinets, but many do. On the plus side, traces drawn in ink can
be more secure than spectra stored in computer files.
You need both security and easy
access to data. You need a database that is tightly integrated
with data acquisition and thin film analysis software. You
need the ability to sort and select by customer, coating type,
That's why FTG Software offers
the FilmStar Database for keeping track of spectra (and
designs). Based on the popular FileMaker Pro application, the
FilmStar Database provides secure network-wide
Coating engineers can download
spectra for analysis while sales personnel can show actual
curves to customers. And neither can 'adjust' curves to meet specifications.