With its latest measuring system InfiniteFocusG6, Bruker Alicona says it is continuing to lead the way in the field of optical metrology.
The company’s successful concept in combining roughness measurements with coordinate measuring technology results in a new measuring instrument that scores highly with its novel measuring performance, future-proof technology mix, excellent user experience and flexibility.
Bruker Alicona describes the latest development of the InfiniteFocus product by claiming its measurements are faster, planning is more intuitive, and the spectrum of measurable components is wider.
General manager Christian Janko states: "In recent years, our development focused on areas such as usability, 5-axis metrology and performance in production metrology. This know-how is the base for the latest generation of our InfiniteFocus measuring systems."
InfiniteFocusG6 is an accurate, fast, and universal optical 3D measuring instrument for tolerances in the micron and sub-micron range. Components are measured using area-based surface measurement with high resolution, independent of size, material, geometry, weight, and surface finish. Proven features combined with new additions provide the functionality of a roughness measuring machine (Ra, Rq, Rz/Sa, Sq, Sz) with the features of a coordinate measuring machine.
New key features include, the MetMaX software allowing users to plan their measurements in advance on the CAD model of a part. The selected positions are then automatically measured in 3D. In addition, a digital twin combined with a virtual measurement simulation enables the safe operation of the system.
Another core element is the optional expansion from 3- to 5-axes where high-precision tilting and rotating axes enable the measurement of form and roughness on the entire component – in just one measuring step.
Also included is the integration of Bruker Alicona's latest technology, Vertical Focus Probing, which allows users to probe components laterally with a non-contact sensor. This allows the optical measurement of challenging geometries like holes and vertical flanks and allows completely new applications. Also included is SmartFlash, which enables measurements of smooth, highly polished surfaces, and Real3D, which turns individual measurements into a complete 360° dataset.
Like all Bruker Alicona measuring instruments, the new InfiniteFocus system is based on the Focus-Variation method. The instrument’s robust technology together with its vibration-isolated design are the basis for use in production. Users achieve high-resolution, repeatable, and traceable results with InfiniteFocus even when placed directly next to a machine tool.