Optical metrology drives forward groundbreaking production technologies
The Shanghai Manufacturing Platform for Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (SPSM) is committed to developing and advancing new manufacturing technologies. High-precision measurement technology plays a key role in research areas of digitization and smart manufacturing. In Bruker Alicona, a partner has been found who can meet the high demands of the measurement technology of the future.
Metrology Manager at SPSM
Why Infinite-Focus from Bruker Alicona?
"Before Bruker Alicona, we worked with a confocal system, but that did not provide the necessary component independence,” says Metrologly Manager Yu Qin. She decides which measuring systems and technologies are used in the Metrology Center.
Main focus of SPSM
The Shanghai Manufacturing Platform for Smart Manufacturing works with European partners to develop new manufacturing technologies. Bruker Alicona is a key partner in metrology.
InfiniteFocus for any industries
The customers of the Shanghai Smart Manufacturing Center come from all sectors of the manufacturing industry. The measuring systems used must be flexible enough to be used for all conceivable component shapes, sizes and materials. The picture show a 3D measurement of a micro gear.
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High-precision metrology drives forward new manufacturing technologies
As an interdisciplinary research institution SPSM works with renowned European partners such as the German Fraunhofer IPA (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation) or the UK Future Metrology Hub on the development of new production technologies. The platform regards metrology as one of the necessary key competences to achieve this and operates its own measuring center, the Sino British Center on Smart Metrology and Quality Assurance. This center is characterized by highest possible user-orientation and state-of-the-art technological equipment for project partners and customers from industry. "We want to use high-precision metrology to develop and drive forward new manufacturing technologies," says Metrology Manager Yu Quin about the center's mission. She decides which measurement systems and technologies are applied. "In our measurement center we work with the most established technologies and the most renowned suppliers," she says. An important part of the product range is the measuring service for customers from e.g. tool & mold making, the automotive industry and aviation. They reach out to Yu Quin's team when complex components with smallest surface details and tight tolerances need to be verified. The partnership with Bruker Alicona has been in place since the end of 2019, and the cooperation promises further possibilities and benefits for industry.
How SPSM 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