GOM Correlate is a digital image correlation (DIC) and evaluation software for materials research and component testing. Digital image correlation is an optical non-contact method to obtain 3D co-ordinates in space, allowing the evaluation of surfaces, motion and deformation. Using a stochastic pattern or point markers, images areas can be described with pixel accuracy. The software can then compute the areas for positional changes, allowing a wide application of material analysis, such as displacements & strain. Therefore, DIC enables investigation in the material behaviour of any component.