An all-in-one measurement tool for materials of any kind
In their research on materials, Tampere University of Technology in Finland explores innovative approaches for a variety of technical applications. With the optical 3D metrology by Bruker Alicona they have found an all-round tool for the analysis of the most diverse materials and the geometrical verification of a multitude of components with different shapes and sizes. The material selection is a key factor in the production of high-quality technical components. Technical innovations and new manufacturing processes are directly tied to the research and development of materials. Wear resistance, corrosion resistance and service life of components are determined by correct material selection for the target application.
Laboratory of Materials Science at Tampere University of Technology
Crushing pin-on-disk high-stress abrasion wear test
The Bruker Alicona measurement system provides numerical quantification and a detailed 3D surface characterization of the specimens both in full macro and detailed micro levels. (picture on left has surface area of about 3 mm2, while the one on right covers 1 000 mm2 area).
Full form measurement of a FSW-probe of SKB and Posiva Oy
With an AdvancedReal3D Rotation Unit in addition to InfiniteFocus the full form measurement is achieved.
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Optical 3D measurement
Optical 3D surface measurement of a steel specimen after five impacts by the high velocity particle impact test at -60°C temperature.
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Evaluation of surface deformation, wear intensities and mechanisms
The Laboratory of Materials Science at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Tampere, Finland, conducts high-level research on the structure, properties, processing and use of practically any type of material. With the optical 3D measurement system, InfiniteFocus G5 by Bruker Alicona, they for example analyze the morphology of surfaces, verify dimensioning, and evaluate surface deformations, wear intensities and mechanisms. In strong collaboration with the industry, a broad variety of technical applications is covered. Measured materials include, amongst others, metals, polymers, textiles, wood, paper, ceramics, coatings and rocks. In addition, the optical 3D measurement system is used for full form measurement of tools, components and test specimens. Based on its operating principle of Focus Variation, InfiniteFocus combines the small depth of focus of an optical system with vertical scanning to provide topographical and true color information from the variation of focus.
How Tampere University succeeds with Bruker Alicona solution
Dimensional accuracy & surface finish measurement
- Accurate, fast and universal optical 3D measuring instrument for tolerances in the µm and sub-µm range
- Components are measured area-based and with high resolution independent of size, material, geometry, weight and surface finish
- A number of proven and new features combine the functionalities of a roughness measuring system (Ra, Rq, Rz/Sa, Sq, Sz) with the characteristics of a coordinate measuring machine