Understanding and Using High Magnification Inspection | Free Sensofar Webinar

September 28 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join CCAT and Sensofar for a free webinar about high magnification inspection of critical dimensions as well as surface finishes for additive manufacturing, medical devices, tribology and tooling applications.

We’ll explore the technology used for surface roughness measurements and dimensional measurements and also present solutions for key applications in aerospace and advanced manufacturing using optical metrology.

Target Audience
Metrology and Inspection, Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing Engineers 

Adam Platteis, Sales Manager USA, Sensofar
David Morganson, Manufacturing Applications Engineer, CCAT

New Product: Raptor 3D Printer from 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari

Sinto Tiwari


Spectra Research Corporation (S.R.C.) is pleased to announce a new product offering, Raptor 3D Printer for Fused Filament Fabrication (F.F.F.) 3D printing for metals and ceramics. Earlier this year, Ceramic S.L.A. market leader 3DCeram Sinto became a significant shareholder of Tiwari Scientific Instruments, a German space and industrial research start-up. This acquisition led to their rebranding as 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari.
Raptor 3D

The Raptor 3D Printer, supplied by 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari, is suitable for the cost-effective production of ceramic and metal parts using F.F.F. The process uses specially fabricated bound metal or ceramic filaments shaped into your desired geometry. The printed parts may then be machined to include further details and improve the finish. They can then be heat-treated at high temperatures to eliminate the binder and sintered parts. The Raptor 3D printer yields metal and ceramic parts with a relative density of over 99%.

3DCeram Sinto Tiwari’s printers currently support metals including Copper, Stainless Steel (316L & 17-4PH), and Titanium (Ti6Al4V). The ceramics they support include Alumina (Al2O3), Silicon Carbide (SiC), Silicon Nitride (Si3N4), Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt (WC-Co), Zirconia (ZrO2) and Molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2).

This new acquisition aims for 3DCeram Sinto to offer to integrate the F.F.F. technology into their operations to work with some of the most advanced ceramic and metal materials. The purchase is part of a Sinto group development program titled Multi Advanced Technologies (M.A.T.), which intends to provide a new type of additive and intelligent manufacturing organized in digital networks. The program aims to respond to the imperatives of ecology, sustainable development, and precision by offering a new way of considering the production of parts. 

Contact Us

S.R.C. continues to offer our customers a range of innovative, high-quality scientific products and laboratory services throughout Canada for industrial and scientific markets. For more information about 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari or using their Raptor 3D Printer for metal and ceramics fabrication in manufacturing or R&D, please contact a member of our staff.

Find Spectra Research Co. Showcasing the NanoBrook Omni Particle Analyzer for Medicinal Cannabis at 2022 Expo Cannabis in Montreal

EXPO Cannabis 2022

Expo Cannabis Montreal is Canada’s largest industry trade show designed to inspire and ignite new business relationships between industry professionals working in all areas of the cannabis industry. The event will showcase exhibitors that work with the medical use of cannabis. Exhibitors include licensed growers, investors, and healthcare and wellness providers. This year’s event will take place on September 21st and 22nd.

SRC will be joining this year’s Cannabis expo as an exhibitor. The healthcare system in Canada has experienced notable changes in the past two years concerning the use of cannabis in treating health issues. This expo allows attendees to capitalize on innovations in this space. Exhibitors will showcase and share best practices and innovations to utilize cannabis to treat health issues such as chronic pain.

SRCs products cover various industrial, scientific research, and quality control applications from suppliers, including the pharmaceutical industry. This year, we are bringing a NanoBrook Omni particle analyzer from Brookhaven Instruments for demonstration. Brookhaven Instruments is a world leader in delivering state-of-the-art scientific instruments that use scattered light to measure zeta potential, particle size, and molecular weight. What does this have to do with cannabis? Extraction and quality control for pharmaceutical cannabis preparations.

For pharmaceutical manufacturers, the NanoBrook Omni particle size and zeta potential analyzer incorporate all you need for fast, routine, submicron measurements of size and zeta potential. Simply put, the NanoBrook Omni can be used to measure the physical properties of your cannabis medications to ensure suitable samples of CBD or THC particles for quick and easy absorption. Most measurements in the NanoBrook Omni are completed within two minutes. Its other capabilities include Phase Analysis Light Scattering (PALS) measurements for samples with low mobility, such as saline and organic solvents.

The NanoBrook is configurable to suit various particle characterization needs, including different combinations of sizing capabilities, zeta potential analyzer measurements, and molecular analysis. The zeta potential is simply a measurement of how stable particles in a suspension are. When manufacturing cannabis-infused medication, emulsion ensures that cannabinoids extracted from cannabis plants can be thoroughly mixed. This process can be used for tablets, syrups, or creams. The NanoBrook’s light scattering functionality detects particles of different sizes in a sample with high sensitivity. This is beneficial for ensuring ideal consistencies and stable formulation. Dynamic light scattering helps optimize cannabis emulsion stability to help extend the product and shelf life and improve the performance of medications.


Watch it work Live!

SRC will be at booth #716 at the 2022 Expo Cannabis Montreal with its supplier Brookhaven Instruments. You will get an onsite demonstration of the capabilities of the NanoBrook Omni particle analyzer and learn the benefits it offers to your cannabis and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

Register to attend the event or contact SRC at 905-890-0555 for more information.

New Product: Heidelberg Instruments’ MPO 100

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce a new product offering, MPO 100, A multi-user tool for 3D Lithography and 3D Microprinting from Heidelberg instruments.


Heidelberg instruments, an SRC supplier, is headquartered in Germany. They have been a world leader in developing and producing high-precision photolithography systems, maskless aligners, and nanofabrication tools for over 35 years. The MPO 100 is a Two-Photo Polymerization (TPP) multi-user tool for 3D Lithography and 3D Microprinting of microstructures with applications in Optics, Photonics, Mechanics, and Biomedical Engineering. It includes a powerful femtosecond laser system operating at a wavelength of 522 nm, enabling efficient and high-speed processing of many commercially available systems. As many photoresists exhibit high sensitivity at the 522nm TPP wavelength, the MPO 100 is an ideal tool for research and development to produce new material systems.
SRC | 3D Lithography and Micro-Printing
Unique features of the MPO 100:
  • Printing height of over 1cm
  • Surface quality: smooth surfaces down to 10nm
  • High resolutions print: features sizes smaller than 100 nm
  • High-speed 3D microfabrication: Scan Speeds over 1000 mm/s
  • Temperature-controlled flow box to ± 0.1 °C with ISO4 environment
  • Application-specific write modes enable fast and easy switching between 3D Lithography and 3D Microprinting.
  • A synchronized scanning system enables stitching-free fabrication
  • Various exposure and write modes tailored to the specific applications
  • High-speed processing of ORMOCER®s (hybrid polymers) and other photoresists

The MPO 100 includes a powerful femtosecond laser system operating at a wavelength of 522 nm, enabling efficient and high-speed processing of many commercially available polymer systems.

The scanning system of the MPO 100 consists of high-performance, frictionless air-bearing stages synchronized with the high-speed galvo scanner. This enables a simultaneous movement of the sample and a deflection of the laser spot, thereby expanding the scan field (Field-of-View, FoV) of the microscope objective to the entire print area of 100 mm x 100 mm and thus providing the capability of stitching-free fabrication (infinite FoV).


The MPO 100 includes the software package of LithoStream and LithoSoft3D as standard.

LithoStream is the MPO 100 control software. It provides unique features like printing time estimation, triangulation, process camera, alignment, print job creator, and application programming interface (API). Printing parameters can be saved into a database, and printing recipes can be loaded.

LithoSoft3D is code preparation software. It includes powerful modules to handle and process application-specific design formats such as stl- or bitmap files with advanced stitching options. Depending on the user‘s requirements, different trajectory models can be chosen, like a full volume scan, contour scan, or the combined contour hatch scan, as well as the LCON3D (real 3D Laser CONtouring).

About Heidelberg Instruments

Having over 35 years of experience and more than 1,200 systems installed worldwide, Heidelberg Instruments provides lithography solutions specifically tailored to meet all your micro- and Nanofabrication requirements, no matter how challenging.

To remain at the forefront of their industry, they continuously expand their vast knowledge in Micro- and Nanofabrication and work to advance their specialized engineering skills in mechanics, electronics, optics, and software. This combined unique expertise enables them to develop exclusive solutions that outperform conventional lithography machinery and empower customers.


SRC continues to offer our customers a range of innovative, high-quality scientific products and laboratory services for industrial and scientific marketing throughout Canada. For more information about the MPO 100 and how it can best serve your goals, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our staff.