3D Measurement

The Fraunhofer IOF designs and realizes optical 3D measuring systems for various applications on the basis of:

  • modern imaging 3D measurement techniques (pattern and structured light projection, stereo image editing, photogrammetry),
  • digital projection technology (LCoS, DMD, OLED), novel microoptical projection-technology (array-projection) and gobo-projection,
  • software concepts.


The possible areas of use for the optical 3D measuring systems are broad-based and range from:

  • quality control in toolmaking and mold making,
  • in the optical industry,
  • in mechanical engineering,
  • in the automotive industry all the way to
  • medicine and forensic science,
  • underwater metrology.

The Fraunhofer IOF supplies applied system solutions (especially in the area of ​​high-speed and fully automatic, self-calibrating 3D measurement techniques) with which the optical metrology can be seamlessly integrated into automated manufacturing and testing procedures.