TUCSON, Ariz., Oct, 19, 2012 — Bruker Corp.’s ContourGT-I 3-D optical microscope enhances R&D productivity and maximizes manufacturing throughput for industrial applications. It accelerates and simplifies measurement setup and feature tracking. The benchtop profiling system incorporates a proprietary tip/tilt head and automated functionality, including turret, lenses and illumination. The system offers maximum vibration stability and robustness, and a space-efficient and stable footprint with integrated air isolation. Applications include ophthalmics, medical device implants, precision machining and semiconductor manufacturing. It provides high Z-axis resolution, independent of magnification, and fast measurements with large fields of view on difficult surface geometries. The tip/tilt head enables characterization of surface features over a range of angles. By minimizing X-Y tracking errors and reducing feature location setup time, the microscope enables gage-capable measurement on demand and keeps the sample in focus when switching magnifications. Features include subnanometer Z-axis resolution, a color camera option, patented high-brightness dual-LED illumination and high vertical resolution. Intuitive Vision64 provides an easy-to-use interface, and powerful measurement and analysis software.