Multifunctional ultrafast microprobes for on-the-machine measurements

Project: EU project

Project Details


New generation of tactile microprobes for material surface measurements.
Surface quality monitoring is a key issue for the production of materials and coatings used in modern technology; high-value manufacturing requires accurate measurement of properties such as roughness, elasticity or contamination.              
Project develops tactile microprobes for material surface measurements in industry.        
VTT MIKES integrates microprobes into roll grinding machines and validates the micro-probe performance by test measurements.
Call 2017: Metrology for Industry
This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/06/1830/11/21

Collaborative partners

  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Berlin (BAM) (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (Project partner)
  • Breitmeier Messtechnik GmbH (Project partner)
  • GETec Microscopy GmbH (Project partner)
  • nano analytik GmbH (Project partner)
  • RollResearch International Ltd. (Project partner)
  • Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) (Project partner)
  • Phoenix Tribology Ltd. (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • surface quality
  • tactile microprobe