Contract Inspection Services

At Indicate Technologies, we offer high-quality metrology services to businesses looking to measure their parts accurately. Our state-of-the-art inspection laboratory is equipped with the latest measurement equipment, operated by our expert staff in temperature-controlled and cleanroom facilities. We provide precision measurement solutions to help you improve your manufacturing processes and ensure that your parts meet the strictest quality standards.

The Importance of Metrology Inspections

Dimensional metrology inspections are critical in manufacturing as they help to ensure the quality and accuracy of the parts being produced. Inaccurate measurements can lead to poor product performance, reduced durability, and can cause delays in the manufacturing process. Furthermore, these inaccuracies can lead to significant costs due to rework, scrap, and even product recalls. Dimensional metrology inspections are vital to ensure that your products meet the strictest quality standards and perform to your customers' expectations.

Inspections we Offer:

At Indicate Technologies, we offer a range of inspection types, including:

First Article Inspection (FAI)

Our FAI service ensures that your parts meet the specifications outlined in the engineering drawing. We use our CMMs and other measurement equipment to ensure that the dimensions, tolerances, and form of the part meet the required standards.

In-Process Inspection

Our in-process inspection service ensures that your parts are meeting the required standards during the manufacturing process. This service can help identify any defects in the manufacturing process, reducing waste and rework.

Final Inspection

Our final inspection service ensures that the parts are within the specified tolerances and meet the required standards. This service helps ensure that your parts are ready for use in your final product.

Our Measurement Services:

We offer a range of inspection services to meet your specific needs, including dimensional inspection, surface analysis, and reverse engineering. Our experienced technicians are skilled in the use of the latest measurement equipment, and we provide detailed reports that allow you to make informed decisions about your manufacturing process. We also provide customized measurement solutions tailored to your unique requirements, ensuring that you receive the most accurate and relevant data possible.

Dimensional Inspection

Our multisensor CMMs use contact probes and non-contact vision and laser sensors to measure the geometric features of parts accurately. Our machines can measure parts ranging from small, intricate components to large objects, and we can measure from microns down to single nanometers. We have a range of CMMs with different sizes and accuracies to meet the specific measurement needs of our customers.

Surface/Form Metrology

Using our 3D surface profilers and CMMs, we can measure the topography and profile of the surface of your parts. Our measurement techniques include contact and non-contact profilometers and optical interferometers. This service is particularly important for parts that need to maintain a specific level of smoothness or flatness.

CT Scanning

With our partners at RX Solutions, we provide CT (computed tomography) scans to measure both internal and external dimensions of complex and intricate parts. The CT scanner creates a 3D image of the part, enabling us to measure every dimension accurately down to 6 microns.

Reverse Engineering/Product Digitization

Our 3D scanning equipment can accurately measure the shape and size of parts, providing a detailed digital model of the part. Our reverse engineering process can help identify defects, material inconsistencies, and optimize the manufacturing process. This service is particularly helpful when you need to compare the original design to the manufactured part or need to reproduce a part with a specific shape.

Explore the Measurement Equipment in our Lab:


Optical Profilers

CT Scanners

3D Scanners

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are precision measuring tools used to measure the geometries of objects in three dimensions. They use a probe to capture the X, Y, and Z coordinates of a part, which are then recorded by the machine's software. CMMs are widely used in manufacturing to verify that parts are being produced to the correct dimensions and tolerances. They can measure complex geometries with high accuracy and speed, making them a popular choice for quality control and inspection processes.



OGP SmartScope Flash 500

The Flash 500 is a large-capacity CMM featuring precision optics, flexible illumination, and multisensor versatility.

Equipped with Optics, TTL Laser, and Touch Probe.

XYZ Travel: 500 x 450 x 200 mm

OGP Summit 600

A large area, high-accuracy CMM ideal for larger parts. This system features fast measurement speeds and advanced image processing.

Equipped with high-performance Optics, Scanning Probe, and Rainbow Probe.

XYZ travel: 450 x 600 x 150 mm

VIEW Pinnacle 250

A high-accuracy fixed-optics measurement system ideal for small parts. This CMM features built-in measurement stability, optical interchangeable lenses, and multisensor versatility.

Equipped with high-performance Optics.

XYZ travel: 250 x 150 x 100 mm

OGP SmartScope Quest 600

A high-accuracy measurement system for large parts. Features TeleStar telecentric 10:1 zoom optics delivering accurate video performance.

Equipped with Optics, TeleStar Plus TTL Laser, Rainbow Probe, Feather Probe, and Scanning Probe.

XYZ travel: 450 x 600 x 250 mm

OGP FlexPoint 7-Series

A high-accuracy large-format multisensor measurement machine featuring high-speed movement, air bearings, and an articulating probe head.

Equipped with Optics, TeleStar Probe, and Scanning Probe.

XYZ travel: 700 x 700 x 600 mm




Fast, non-contact video measurement that provides high accuracy and repeatability for defined dimensions.

Touch Probes

Single-point touch trigger probing enables the measurement of features that are difficult to image or surface boundaries that are inaccessible to video. 

Scanning Probes

Automatically acquires data points between user-defined start and end points, regardless of surface complexity.

TTL Laser

The Through-the-Lens (TTL) laser offers a non-contact method for measuring surfaces using point focus for single-point measurements or scanning for multi-point measurements.

Feather Probe

Micro-touch probing to measure fragile or miniature features. This sensor can acquire a data point with only milligrams of force.

Rainbow Probe

A high-resolution, non-contact chromatic confocal sensor for surface measurements. This sensor can measure transparent, translucent, fragile, liquid, or easily deformable surfaces.

TeleStar Probe

A high-resolution interferometric range sensor that offers sub-micron resolution when scanning both specular and diffuse surfaces.

TeleStar Plus TTL Laser

Long working distance, high-resolution interferometric range sensor.
Optical profilers are non-contact surface measurement tools that use light to measure the height and texture of surfaces. They use a camera and a light source to capture the surface's height variations, which are then processed by the machine's software. Optical profilers are particularly useful for measuring roughness, waviness, and shape parameters of surfaces at a microscopic level. They are commonly used in research and development, as well as quality control processes in industries such as semiconductor manufacturing and automotive.



Sensofar S neox

A high-performance optical profiler that uses a combination of confocal microscopy and interferometry to generate accurate 3D surface maps with high vertical resolution, up to sub-nanometer levels.
CT Scanners are non-destructive testing (NDT) tools that use computed tomography (CT) technology to generate 3D images of the internal structures of parts or objects. They can be used for inspecting various materials, including metals, plastics, composites, and ceramics, and are particularly useful for inspecting complex internal geometries and assemblies that cannot be inspected by traditional methods.



RX Solutions EasyTom

This CT scanner uses X-ray technology to penetrate the object being inspected and create 2D cross-sectional images, which are then reconstructed into a 3D image using specialized software. The resulting 3D image can then be used for dimensional analysis, defect detection, reverse engineering, and other applications. 
3D scanners use lasers, structured light, or other methods to capture a digital representation of a physical object. They capture the object's shape and size in 3D, and can produce a detailed point cloud or a solid model. 3D scanners are used in reverse engineering, where physical parts are scanned to create digital models that can be used to recreate or modify the original part. They are also used in quality control, as they can measure complex shapes and geometries with high accuracy.



OGP ShapeGrabber Ai620

A precision automated 3D laser scanner ideal for measuring complex shapes such as molded plastics, castings, stampings, and machined parts that are time-consuming, costly, and difficult to measure with a traditional CMM.

Solutionix C500

A structured-light 3D scanner that uses a combination of LED lighting and stereo cameras to capture high-resolution 3D models of physical objects. The scanner can capture 3D data with high accuracy and speed, allowing for fast and precise measurements of complex geometries with an accuracy of 10 microns.

Artec Micro

A compact and precise benchtop 3D scanner that uses blue LED structured light technology to capture intricate details and geometries of small parts with 10-micron accuracy.

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