Systems and methods for performing one or more processes on a specimen are provided. One system includes a deposition module incorporated into an existing tool configured to perform an inspection and/or metrology process. The deposition module is configured to deposit one or more materials on a specimen prior to the inspection and/or metrology process performed on the specimen. In some embodiments, the system also includes a stripping module incorporated into the existing tool, and the stripping module is configured to remove one or more materials from the specimen subsequent to the inspection and/or metrology process performed on the specimen. The existing tool includes an illumination subsystem configured to direct light having one or more illumination wavelengths to the specimen; a detection subsystem configured to detect light from the specimen; and a computer subsystem configured to determine information for the specimen using output generated by the detection subsystem responsive to the detected light.