Fraunhofer-Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
Fraunhofer AZOM unites requirements of regional economy with novel research approaches in the fields of optical metrology, image processing and bio-photonics. The scientists focus their effort on the quick and direct transfer of research results into customized application solutions for industrial processes.
The Fraunhofer application center for optical metrology and surface technologies AZOM bridges the gap between regional economy and new research approaches in the fields of optical metrology, machine vision and bio-photonics. As part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS scientists at Fraunhofer AZOM focus their effort on the quick and direct transfer of research results into customized application solutions for industrial processes. They offer companies services in the development and testing of industrial-suited optical measurement methods for various fields of technology.
The Zwickau-based application center provides the interface between medical technology, automotive technology, mechanical engineering and the semiconductor industry. The range of services includes characterization of almost all surface properties using state-of-the-art equipment of established manufacturers. In addition, AZOM develops solutions for individual customer requirements which cannot be satisfactorily addressed with standard technology available on the market.
Fraunhofer AZOM, a developer of highly innovative in-process metrology solutions, seamlessly integrates into the complex regime of process optimization in order to finally reduce total cost of ownership by extended lifetime and prediction. Hereby, Fraunhofer AZOM primarily focuses on the development and transfer of optical metrology to industrial application. The collaboration with industrial partners plays a central role in order to ensure rapid transfer of current research knowledge to cutting edge application.
In the scope of this project, Fraunhofer AZOM provides and develops industry-ready process monitoring techniques based on thermal imaging systems in order to deliver spatially-resolved thermal control data for the repair process. Especially in the development of the selective repair process, the application of a process related heat pretreatment and post-treatment will be investigated by means of spatially-resolved temperature monitoring. Furthermore, Fraunhofer AZOM will provide basic optical properties characterizations of materials and subsystems involved.