Optical Coherence Tomography Profilometer System

Across industries

The list below presents 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.

Aerospace



Automotive

  • 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)
  • diesel injector and nozzle interior inspection
  • engine block inspection
  • inspection of component mold interiors
  • detection of casting defects
  •  3D valve inspection – inside diameter and surface
  • thread and thread height measurement

Bio-medical (see also Medical devices)

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

Dental

  • 3D inspection of dental implant

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

Energy

  • 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

Forensic

Hostile (harsh) environment measurements across industries

Medical devices

  • 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

Metals

Military and defence

Nuclear

Ophthalmology

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

Optical

  • high grade glass thickness
  • optical component 3D characterization – see thickness and roughness measurement

Packaging

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

Photovoltaic

  • wafer, cell and panel characterization

Plastics

  • multi-layer plastics and films – see thickness measurement
  • rheometry measurements

Precision machining and mechanics

  • 3D surface, crevice, and edge inspection

Printed circuit boards

  • layout and connection inspection

Radiography

Semiconductors

  • semiconductor coating – see thickness measurement

Tool machining

Tubing

thickness measuring

  • characterization of high grade polymer tubing – see thickness measurement

Turbines

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

Welding

  • weld inspection
  • weld gap inspection

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