RES Calibration company was created in October of 2013. RES Calibration provides calibration services for Step Height Standards used primarily in the Thin Film Deposition and semiconductor industries. All calibrations are performed using Master Standards directly traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The company is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 registered, and also approved to meet the requirements of ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 2006. The owner and sole proprietor Robert Stokes has over fifty years experience in all facets of Quality Assurance. He has over twenty years of experience related to Thin Film Deposition, electronic component manufacturing, and aerospace industry related products. He also has over thirty-five years of mechanical calibration lab experience. He was previously in charge of Step Height Standard Calibration at Materion Precision Optics and Thin Film Coatings, Inc. in Buellton, California. When Materion shut down the Buellton California plant in 2013 he purchased all of the calibration equipment, software, NIST traceable Master Step Height Standards, rights to the Materion step height standard calibration business, moved everything to a new location, and created RES Calibration. All equipment was set up, and tested to ensure all previous performance capabilities were kept intact.
The calibration laboratory is climate controlled to create a stable environment during the calibration process. The laboratory temperature and humidity are monitored 24/7 using a calibrated and certified temperature/humidity sensor. All customers standards are kept in the controlled laboratory environment for a minimum of eight hours prior to calibration. Appropriate laboratory cleanliness controls are in place to ensure that airborne particulates do not interfere with the calibration process.
The machine used to perform all measurements of the customer standards is a Veeco Metrologies Dektak ‘V’ 200-SI. The machine is preset to the required step height range prior to each calibration using Master Step Height Standards directly traceable to NIST. For specific calibration ranges and measurement capabilities please refer to the ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation certificate in the ISO COMPLIANCE section.