Alicona’s InfiniteFocus metrology solution, FocusVariation, provides an ideal measurement technology for the complex geometries produced by today’s industrial component manufacturers. Unlike current inspection techniques, using this optical non-contact tool enables technicians to analyze in high resolution, 3D representations of micro-surfaces using the same instrument so that a traceable identification of profile form, surface roughness and areal surface texture processing trends can be established and intelligent process manipulations can be applied as needed.
Final 3D surface inspections can be quickly made and compared to the original CAD data. Final dimensional deviations out of tolerance can be simply identified and corrected as needed. This powerful metrology technique will not only allow users to improve their product quality but, most importantly, it will allow them to more intelligently understand and adjust their in-process manufacturing techniques to improve throughput quality.