Alicona µCMMSaid to be suited to production measurement, the µCMM 3D focus-variation system offers users the advantages of tactile coordinate measuring technology with optical surface measurement to measure dimensions, position, shape and surface finish of components with the one optical sensor, claims Alicona.

The company says it provides the ability to measure small surface features with sub-micron accuracy and in addition to geometric position, users are able to measure surface finish in the same measurement cycle. The spectrum of measurable surfaces is said to include all common industrial materials and composites such as plastic, PCD, CFRP, ceramics, chrome, silicon, etc., including matt and polished, reflective components.