Fastest Ever 3D Optical Profiling with Bruker LightSpeed™ Focus Variation

Acquire high quality 3D maps of surfaces in the fastest time ever, with the new Bruker Contour LS-K optical profiler. New LightSpeed focus variation technology enables you to scan samples with topography and maintain focus for fast, high resolution images and metrology data.

Blue Scientific is the official distributor for Bruker Nano Surface Analysis instruments in the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland). For more information or quotes, please get in touch.

Bruker Nano Surface Analysis instruments

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Fast 3D Surface Maps

The new Bruker Contour LS-K is a 3D optical profiler with LightSpeed focus variation technology. You can now generate 3D surface maps at speeds impossible with other methods, using new optimised focusing and advanced algorithms. Data-rich images are displayed in seconds, at high resolution and in real colour.

Acquire high-resolution images easily, along with reliable metrology data. Surface data is captured quickly with an unmatched field of view, with vertical scanning speeds up to 5 mm per second. Perform quantitative metrology with access to the raw measurement data (not available with alternative systems). Comprehensive software is provided for in-depth analysis.

Bruker Contour LS-K

What Can You Measure?

This new LightSpeed focus variation method is ideal for:

  • Rough surfaces
  • Large step heights
  • Steep angles

It is an ideal partner for Bruker’s ContourGT white light interferometers, which are designed for smoother surfaces and nanometre resolution.

Applications include mechanical testing, QA/QC inspection, process control and R&D for engineering and metrology in these markets:

  • Automotives
  • Precision machining
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Medical devices

3D Optical Profiling Applications

We have been familiar with Bruker and their excellent reputation in white light interferometry for many years now. The fact that they are releasing a new platform based on a completely different optical technique is a very positive step for the industry. Bruker’s commitment to innovation will certainly increase the pace of new technology development in this area, while their dedication to pure optical metrology will give us many exciting products for both research and industrial applications.
Professor Maxence Bigerelle - Director of ENSIAME, University of Valenciennes & Hainaut-Cambresis
At Bruker we have a solid foundation of industrial metrology excellence; it is a core part of our culture. With LightSpeed focus variation, we expand the reach of that gold standard approach to provide an under-served community with all the benefits of speed and convenience, but without compromising the integrity of the metrology.
James Earle - Vice President & General Manager of Bruker Tribology, Stylus & Optical Metrology
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3D image of a watch gear, scanned with focus variation technology

Bruker Contour LS-K 

The Bruker Contour LS-K 3D optical profiler collects surface data without touching the sample or part. It has been designed with a strong focus on rapid data acquisition.

A variety of features are included as standard to make it a truly gold-standard metrology system:

  • Automated X-Y stages
  • Motorised 5-position objective turret
  • Dual lighting (coaxial and ring light)
  • New, proprietary algorithms for data processing, analysis and visualisation

Further Information

Blue Scientific is the official Nordic distributor for Bruker nano surface analysis instruments. For more information and quotes, please get in touch:

Bruker Nano Surface Analysis instruments

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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