Maximum precision for your medical componentsOptical 3D metrology in medical technology & pharmaceutics

How to avoid surface damage of sensitive medical components by using non-contact measuring systems

Your orthopedic implants have complex geometries with steep flanks and high-gloss surfaces? Surface damage must be avoided at all costs? This is exactly where optical 3D measurement technology comes in as a quality assurance tool. The focus is on roughness and wear measurement. Furthermore, with optical technologies you benefit from wear-free, automatable measurements as well as traceable and repeatable results. In addition to roughness measurements, the verification of GD&T parameters is becoming increasingly important.

Benefit from Bruker Alicona optical 3D measuring solutions for your quality control and measure dimensional accuracy and surface finish with a single system. 

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Our applications for medical technology & pharmaceutics

Here you can see for which applications Bruker Alicona optical 3D metrology is used.
The following measurements can be performed for the analysis of the relevant components: e.g.

  • High resolution measurement of dental implants' roughness, including those on thread roots, knee, hip or spinal disc implants
  • Complete measurement of surgical drills, milling cutters, etc.
  • Measurement of pills and capsules - Simple and visible verification against imitations, determination of slip properties through area-based measurement of surface characteristics
  • Quality assurance of orthodontic brackets, packaging products and materials, blister machines and compontens e.g. sealing tools, heating plates and sealing rollers
  • Verification of surface finish and quality of surgical instruments and instrument tables

The range of applications is growing. If you have a measuring task, please contact us.
Together we will find a solution that meets your requirements.

Tooth implants

Knee implants


Bone screws


Surgical tools

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