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3D optical profiler combines rotational module with high-res translation platform

September 18, 2017
Source: ASM International

Sensofar Metrology, Barcelona, announces the Five Axis, a new addition to its high-end non-contact 3D surface metrology systems that combines a high-accuracy rotational module and a high-resolution translation platform, together with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities.

This enables automated 3D surface measurements at defined positions (perspectives) that combine to create full 3D volumetric measurements – ideal for micromachining, additive manufacturing, tooling, and medical technology applications.

The Five Axis also integrates several special acquisition modes designed to complement and exploit the capabilities of the motion system. Manual mode measures individual field-of-views (FOVs) with high-accuracy positioning, while Grid mode can capture individual FOVs at several different (lateral) positions.

Finally, 3D mode is an automated procedure using a ‘five multiple recipe' (5MR) that combines five-axis positions and measurement acquisition to obtain a 3D topography in the STL file format. The STL file format is supported by many 3D software analysis platforms, such as Gom, Polyworks, Kotem, and Geomagic.

Drawing on Sensofar's proprietary ‘3-in-1' sensor head technology approach, three available measurement technologies provide unequaled versatility across a broad range of scales and structures – focus variation for shape and form, interferometry for sub-nanometric roughness, and confocal for critical dimensions that require high lateral as well as vertical resolution. The Five Axis system is thus effectively a dedicated solution for comprehensive surface characterization of a sample from different perspectives and for different application needs, including full 3D acquisition.

With the acquisition controlled through Sensofar's intuitive, user-friendly SensoSCAN interface, an additional advanced analysis module provides the necessary tools for determining form deviation from 3D CAD models, for highlighting test and wear deviations (e.g. for tooling), for reverse engineering applications, as well as measuring critical dimensions (angles, radius, contour), surface texture according ISO 25178 (form and roughness) and volume.


Subject Classifications

Materials Properties and Performance | Corrosion

Materials Properties and Performance | Friction and Wear

Materials Testing and Evaluation | Material Selection

Materials Testing and Evaluation | Materials Characterization

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