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Brochures & Datasheets

• ContourX-500 3D Optical Profilometer - Datasheet  0.7 MB
The ContourX-500 Optical Profilometer is the world’s most comprehensive automated benchtop system for fast, non-contact 3D surface metrology.

• AcuityXR Enhanced-Resolution Microscopy Technology - Datasheet  1.1 MB
AcuityXR™ is a revolutionary optical surface profiler measurement capability that combines unique, patent-pending, Bruker hardware and software technology to enable Contour 3D Optical Surface Profilers to break the optical diffraction limit and deliver lateral resolutions previously considered unattainable with conventional optical microscopy techniques.

Application Notes

• USI Universal Adaptive Profiling Measurement Mode for Superior Surface Texture Characterization - TN503  3.8 MB
Bruker has recently released the Universal Scanning Interferometry (USI) measurement mode to enable universal measurement results on wide-ranging surfaces for ContourX white light interferometry (WLI) profilometers. USI provides fully automated, self-sensing surface texture, optimized signal processing while delivering the most accurate and realistic computation of the surface topography being analyzed. This application note explains how USI technology covers a broad range of applications, from semiconductor manufacturing metrology to medical component inspection and advanced research.

• Characterization of CMP Processes with White Light Interferometry - AN564  4.1 MB
This application note describes the measurement and analysis advantages that white light interferometry (WLI) offers for the various CMP components. It also details an improvement study that investigated asperity behavior of the fluid layer under the wafer during the CMP process and revealed the effects of polishing and conditioning on the pads, as well as wafer polish results.

• Advantages of Measuring Surface Roughness with White Light Interferometry - AN575 3.6 MB
This application note discusses the use of mean roughness measurements with white light interferometry (WLI) optical profilers. Spatial filters are explained, as well as some of the normative standards requirements from ASME B46.1-2009, ISO 13565-1 and JIS B 0671-1.3 Main technical reasons for WLI selection are covered as well as the advantages and areas of applicability of the full areal measurement standard from ISO 25178-2.

• Correlating Advanced 3D Optical Profiling Surface Measurements to Traceable Standards - AN558 2.0 MB
This application note describes the advantages of the non-contact inspection method employed by 3D optical profilers, and discusses the best practices and measurement results for some specialized PTB (Physikalish-Technische Bundesanstalt) traceable roughness standards and other low-cost fingernail roughness gauges.

• 3D Optical Microscopes Provide Key Metrology for Opthalmic Industrial Applications - AN552 2.8 MB
This application note discusses the manufacture and production of various contact lenses and intraocular implantable lenses (IOLs) and how properly deployed metrology, using advanced 3D optical microscopes provide a high return on investment to manufacturers in this space.

• 3D Optical Microscopy for Orthopedic Implants - AN551  1.9 MB
This application note discusses Bruker’s 3D optical microscopes' role in both the research and development and quality control stages of orthopedic implants manufacturing.

• AcuityXR Technology Significantly Enhances Lateral Resolution of White-Light Optical Profilers - AN548 1.4 MB
This application note details Bruker’s development of an interferometric measurement mode, AcuityXR, that effectively overcomes the optical diffraction limit, resolving greater detail in many surfaces without compromising the many other benefits of white light interferometry.

• Optical Profiling Provides 3D Measurement of Blades and Sharps -AN538  1.3 MB
3D surface inspection of blades and sharps can provide valuable information about lifetime and quality of performance to manufacturers.

• Optical Profiling Enables High Volume Stent Manufacturing - AN537  1.3 MB
This application note discusses how optical profiling provides non-contact, 3D measurement of stent shape, defects, and coatings, to enable high-volume production measurement.

• Characterizing Surface Quality: Why Average Roughness is Not Enough - AN511  6.3 MB
In this application note we explore how 3D parameters can be employed to provide great insight into surface finish and performance.

• Comparing 3D Optical Microscopy Techniques for Metrology Applications - AN503  1.6 MB
This applications note investigates the principle of operation for white light interferometry (WLI) and confocal microscopy, also known as laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) and their different advantages and disadvantages.