Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division and Cetim today announced that Bruker has delivered its Contour CMM Dimensional Analysis System to the Cetim Carnot Institute in France. In a collaborative agreement, Cetim will validate the system’s measurement accuracy and performance across a wide variety of applications at their Picard facility over the next year. In addition, Cetim will offer European manufacturers precision measurement services with the Contour CMM. The new instrument enables the ability to perform simultaneous nanoscale surface height, roughness, texture, and 3D form measurements for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). The delivery of this innovative platform opens the door to high-precision 3D scanning for aeronautics, automobile, medical, and precision machining sectors.
About Contour CMM
Contour CMM utilizes the high-density, nanoscale-resolution of white light interferometry (WLI) based on Bruker’s industry-leading Wyko optical profiling technology. With its combination of WLI and coordinate measurement techniques, the measurement capabilities of Contour CMM transcend the boundaries of surface characterization and coordinate measurement, enabling a metrology continuum from surface roughness and texture through waviness into true 3D coordinate measurements. The system provides extremely high vertical (2-nanometer) and lateral (0.9-micron) resolution and, combined with high accuracy stages, enables utilization of this surface data as building blocks for a true part coordinate system. Its Vision Dimensions software offers proprietary features specifically designed for small-part characterization, including automation for part programs, hundreds of preset analyses, and customized inspection reports. For advanced R&D, such as the measurement of material wear on medical implants or bearing races, the Contour CMM system provides, in a single instrument, the ability to characterize the smallest of wear scars with submicron accuracy while enabling engineers to positionally identify where the scars are on the parts.