Optical Coherence Tomography Profilometer System

Across industries

The list below presents our typical metrology solutions by industry.  Due to limited space and since new applications of low-coherence interferometry are discovered daily, this list is not exhaustive and requires periodic updates. If you do not see your industry or application listed, we encourage you to contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your particular metrology needs.



  • Engine blocks – 3D inner surface inspection and imaging
    RS2, a micron-precision non-contact optical scanner probe, acquires the inner cylinders of an engine block as part of a fully-automated digital inspection.  Benefits: capability of 3D interactive modelling of inner cylinders, measurements of distance, position, cylindricity, surface/dimensional defects, roughness, geometric tolerances of internal features, dimensional deviations, and more.
  • 3D surface inspection and imaging of components – see 3D metrology in hard-to-reach spaces (tubes, bores, cylinder interiors) and high-aspect-ratio features (steps, grooves, channels, blades)
  • 3D valve  inspection – inside diameter and surface
  • Diesel injector and nozzle interior inspection
  • Inspection of component mold interiors
  • Detection of casting defects
  • Thread and thread height measurement

Bio-medical (see also Medical devices)

  • Coatings which protect devices from corrosion or patients from complications – see thickness measurement


  • 3D inspection of dental implants

Electronics and microelectronics

  • Chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) pad surface quality inspection – see how we measure roughness and high-aspect-ratio features (such as CMP surface channels)
  • Thick film photoresist coating on electronic wafers – see thickness measurement
  • BGA inspection
  • Flatness, coplanarity,  and warpage measurement


  • Solar cell coating – see thickness measurement
  • Fuel cell bipolar plates – see roughness and high-aspect-ratio features
  • Vibration measurements – vibration frequency and intensity, shaft eccentricity
  • Commutator surface wear inspection


Hostile (harsh) environment measurements across industries

Machining (precision machining and mechanics, tool machining)

  • Edge inspection
    MicroCam-3D profilometer with a non-contact fiber-based optical scanner provides micron-precision 3D characterization of tool edges. In this configuration, a drill bit is rotated on a chuck base while the scanner inspects the item top to bottom following a user-defined scanning sequence. Benefits: capability of 3D interactive modelling of the entire inspected tool, option to automate pass-or-fail reports, 100% user-defined measurement parameters, measurements of edge sharpness, edge radius, and more.
  • 3D surface, crevice, and edge inspection
  • Precision tool edge inspection – see high-aspect-ratio features (steps, sharp edges, grooves, channels, blades)
  • Protective tool coating – see thickness measurement

Medical devices

  • Biopsy needle dimensional inspection
  • Medical catheter tubing dimensional inspection – see thickness measurement
  • Medical coating thickness and uniformity – see thickness measurement
  • Stent coating inspection

MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)

  • 3D inspection


Military and defence

  • 3D tube ID/OD inspection of gun barrels, scopes
    MicroCam-3D ID Tube Scanner, a non-contact optical measurement system, provides micron-precision 3D characterization of tube and bore interiors. Benefits: complete geometry of structures up to 30” long, capability to survey every detail (chamfers, rifling, grooves, lands, edge breaks, etc.), fully configurable automated digital inspection, detection of micron-size dimensional or surface defects  (porosities, cracks, scratches), surface roughness acquisition, and more.
  • More on inspection of cylinder interiors – see more details on the Microcam 3D Tube ID Scanner
  • Inspection of cylinder interiors – see 3D metrology in hard-to-reach spaces



  • Shape, curvature, and thickness of regular or intraocular contact lenses – see thickness


  • High grade glass thickness
  • Optical component 3D characterization – see thickness and roughness measurement


  • BoPET film – see thickness measurement
  • Multi-layer lid stock: OPET films, adhesive layers, heat-seal films
  • Multi-layer label stock


  • Wafer, cell and panel characterization


  • Multi-layer plastics and films – see thickness measurement
  • Rheometry measurements

Printed circuit boards

  • Layout and connection inspection



  • Semiconductor coating – see thickness measurement


  • Characterization of high grade polymer tubing – see thickness measurement


  • 3D edge measurements – see high-aspect-ratio features (steps, sharp edges, grooves, channels, blades)
  • Leading edge inspections of turbine blades


  • Weld inspection
  • Weld gap inspection

Our list of applications keeps growing. Don’t see your application on the list yet? Need more technical information?