MicroProbes: Multifunctional ultrafast microprobes for on-the-machine measurements

​2018–2021      New generation of tactile microprobes for material surface measurementsMicroprobes_IMG_633_1416.jpg

For the production of materials and coatings used in modern technology, surface quality monitoring is key: high-value manufacturing requires accurate measurement of properties such as roughness, elasticity or contamination.

Project develops tactile microprobes for material surface measurements in industry.

Project actions:
WP1: Optimization of probing tips
WP2: Development of new large-deflection, high-speed, low tip-wear micro-probes for industrial measurement conditions
WP3: Development of methods for the measurement of surface properties on-the-machine
WP4: Development of measuring methods resistant against environmental influences

VTT MIKES integrates microprobes into roll grinding machines and validates the micro-probe performance by test measurements.

More information: Björn Hemming, tel. +358 50 773 5744, bjorn.hemming(at)vtt.fi

Project website: https://www.ptb.de/empir2018/microprobes/home/