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Gaining a competitive edge with 3D surface measurement technology

Control 2012: NanoFocus AG exhibits inspection solutions for ideal quality assurance of technical surfaces

Vom Control 2012, the internationally leading trade show for quality assurance, opens its gates once again in Stuttgart, Germany from the 8th to 11th of May 2012. NanoFocus AG, developer and manufacturer of optical 3D surface measurement systems and software for the characterization of technical surfaces, will be exhibiting nanometer-accurate inspection solutions at booth 7318 in hall 7. With the non-contact optical surface measurement technology, relevant 3D surface texture characteristics for quality assurance can be determined easily and quickly.

The accurate and precise assessment of surfaces is decisive in improving functional properties of materials and components. Non-destructive production-supporting measurement technologies are, therefore, becoming increasingly important in research and industry.

NanoFocus offers three lines of confocal-based 3D measurement systems for a broad range of non-contact measurement tasks on nearly all surfaces: the μsurf® 3D metrology systems, the μscan® 2D/3D optical profilometers, and the μsprint® 3D in-line sensors. They enable roughness measurements conforming to DIN EN ISO norms, defect detection, as well as determinations of form, waviness, volume, step heights, and further relevant surface characteristics. The accompanying software, also developed by NanoFocus, offers nearly limitless opportunities for evaluation and documentation.

”Fast measurements without previous preparation of the samples, easy handling and highest precision of measurement results are the outstanding features of our metrology systems. Predefined specifications are met, costs reduced and production errors are minimized”, says Jürgen Valentin, Chief Technology Officer of NanoFocus AG.

NanoFocus is technologically leading in the sector of production-oriented optical 3D surface analysis in the micro and nanometer range. NanoFocus measurement technology is successfully applied by renowned industrial customers and research institutions worldwide. In research laboratories, as well as in rough production environments, structures of nearly all surfaces can be measured with nanometer accuracy..


Image 1: The optical measurement systems of NanoFocus produce highly precise and repeatable
measurement results both in production and in the laboratory.

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