Carl Zeiss Opens West Coast Tech Center


Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology celebrated the official grand opening of the West Coast Tech Center (WCTC) in Irvine, California, in April. Set up as a production inspection facility with metrology systems running in a process support role, the two-day metrology event offered visitors a unique experience. Part measurement on its systems was displayed in a real-time production environment, and other demonstrations were presented as well.

“The goal in opening this 3,800 square-foot facility is to get closer to our customers in this region while providing local support in growing markets,” says Drew Shemenski, manager. “Not only does this facility allow us to offer traditional hardware support, but it can also help us focus on a higher level connecting machines together through software to manage inspection requirements and data.”

There is a wide range of metrology technology on hand at the Irvine center: optical, touch scanning, CT x-ray, and measuring software. The METROTOM 800 is an x-ray based computed tomography system specifically designed for 3D metrology of small, complex, low-density parts made of plastic, composite materials, or ceramic. The O-INSPECT is a multi-sensor system that features both tactile and optical scanning and provides tremendous flexibility for measuring parts that approach the micro range of size. Zeiss has a variety of surface form and geometry systems to round out its measuring and demonstration capabilities. In addition to this technology the company also offers in-house measuring services, software training, and application support. To learn more call (800) 327-9735 or e-mail at Go online to