Mahr Signs Cooperation Agreement with NanoFocus

Mahr Will Offer Confocal Measuring Microscopes as the New Product Family MarSurf CM

PROVIDENCE, RI – April 17, 2018– Mahr and NanoFocus, the German manufacturer of 3D surface metrology, have signed a cooperation agreement. In May of 2018, Mahr will be offering confocal microscopes from NanoFocus as the new Mahr product family “MarSurf CM.” The new devices will be presented at Control 2018 taking place in Stuttgart, Germany from April 24-27, 2018. As the innovation leader for production metrology, this expands Mahr’s tactile portfolio with optical metrology.

Optical measurement technology is becoming increasingly important for many applications due to its high measurement speed and accuracy. Mahr has concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement with NanoFocus AG and is now expanding its product portfolio of tactile and optical measuring stations with high-resolution, confocal 3D surface measuring systems. NanoFocus was founded in 1994 and is focused on confocal technology.

“NanoFocus has been the technology leader in confocal, optical 3D surface metrology for more than 20 years and has a high level of innovation,” says Ulrich Kaspar, Managing Director at Mahr. “That's why NanoFocus is the right partner for us.”

The confocal 3D surface measurement systems of the new MarSurf CM product range are used in medical technology, the automotive industry, materials management or by manufacturers of electrical engineering. The optical measuring systems have several advantages: in addition to the high measurement speed, they work independently of the material and without contact for sensitive surfaces.

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Mahr Inc., a member of the Mahr Group, has been providing dimensional measurement solutions to fit customer application needs for more than 150 years. The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of dimensional metrology equipment, from simple and easy-to-use handheld gages to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish and length. Mahr Inc. is also well known as a producer of custom-designed gages and a provider of calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr Inc.’s calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0 (see our Scope of Accreditation for accredited calibration processes). For more information, visit

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