High-precision measurement technology in digitization and smart manufacturingShanghai Manufacturing Platform for Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (SPSM)

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.

Yu Qin
Metrology Manager at SPSM

We now measure both the roughness and the dimensional accuracy of a component with the same measuring system. This also increases our efficiency.

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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

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