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Universal Optical 3D Measuring Unit Provides Shape and Roughness

With their latest measuring system ‘InfiniteFocusG6’, to be showcased at the upcoming IMTS exhibition (booth 135746), Bruker Alicona continues its successful concept in combining roughness measurements with coordinate measuring technology. The InfiniteFocusG6 optical measurement system provides a new measuring instrument that scores with its unique measuring performance, futureproof technology mix, ground-breaking user experience and maximum flexibility.

“Measurements are faster, measurement planning is more intuitive, and the spectrum of measurable components is wider.” This is how Bruker Alicona describes the latest development of their InfiniteFocus product series. With this, the provider of optical metrology once again demonstrates its innovative strength. General Manager Christian Janko: “In recent years, our development focused on areas such as usability, 5-axes metrology and performance in production metrology. This know-how is the base for the latest generation of our InfiniteFocus measuring systems.”

Shape and roughness with only one optical sensor InfiniteFocusG6 is an accurate, fast and universal optical 3D measuring instrument for tolerances in the µm and sub-µm range. Components are being measured area-based and in high resolution independent of size, material, geometry, weight and surface finish. Proven as well as new features combine the functionalities of a roughness measuring device (Ra, Rq, Rz/Sa, Sq, Sz) with the features of a coordinate measuring machine.

A new key feature is the MetMaX user software. Users plan their measurements in advance on the CAD model of a part and the selected positions are then automatically measured in 3D. In addition, a digital twin combined with a virtual measurement simulation enables the intuitive and safe operation of the system.

Another core element users highly benefit from is the optional expansion from 3 to 5 axes. High-precision tilting and rotating axes allow the measurement of form and roughness on the entire component, including surface positions that are difficult to access with conventional technologies – in just one measuring step.

Another major innovation is the integration of Bruker Alicona’s latest technology, Vertical Focus Probing. It allows users to optically probe components laterally and, consequently, opens up new applications such as the measurement of holes and vertical flanks (>90°). Other technologies are SmartFlash, enabling the measurements of smooth, highly polished surfaces, and Real3D, turning single measurements into a complete 360° dataset.

Like all Bruker Alicona measuring instruments, the new InfiniteFocus system is based on the principle of Focus-Variation. The instrument’s robust technology together with its vibrationisolated design enable measurements also on the shopfloor. Users achieve high-resolution, repeatable, and traceable results with InfiniteFocus even directly next to a machine tool.

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