A measurement system for all kinds of material, shape & sizeTampere University

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.

Jarmo Laakso
Laboratory of Materials Science at Tampere University of Technology

With Bruker Alicona's InfiniteFocus we have found a measurement system that suits our needs. Due to the high demand and interest towards the system, the utilization ratio has been up to 24/7.

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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

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