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Laser-based inspection system

Project description and overview:

OptoTech will develop a laser-based inspection system capable of non-contact measurements of mechanical tolerances and compliance with the design specifications of medical implants, such as Cochlear parts. The system will have a measurement accuracy of better than 2 microns in the XY plan and 1 micron on the Z axis.

The laser-based inspection system will have a modular design and as such will be capable of accommodating different types of laser sensors to suit very specific requirements.

This project involves the design, manufacture, assembly, test and calibration of a machine which will use a laser point probe to measure the dimensions of a mechanical part which has micronic intricate details and validate the dimensional compliance of the part with the design requirements.

OptoTech will significantly reduce the part inspection time, expected to be less than 2 minutes, while meeting the inspection accuracy required. The laser-based inspection system will also be suitable for use in the electronic manufacturing industry, medical utensils and equipment manufacturing, manufacturing of optical components, the semiconductor industry and the manufacturing of military hardware.


  • Increased spending on R&D
  • Increased collaboration with other manufacturers
  • Higher information and communication technology (ICT) intensity
  • Increased number of staff with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills
  • Better qualified employees
  • Increased levels of automation
  • Smarter inventory management
  • Better energy efficiency
  • Greater capital intensity
  • Newer equipment
  • Greater share of services in total revenue
  • Higher marketing expenditure
  • Higher trade intensity
  • Larger geographical reach


  • OptoTech forecast $1.1M in revenue over 5 years


  • This project is projected to upskill and create an additional 11 jobs

Government Funds: $121,500 | Industry: $121,500​ | In-Kind: $27,500

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