About us

OptoSurf GmbH develops, manufactures and sells optical surface measurement technology for measuring the roughness, waviness, and roundness of finely machined surfaces. With a wide range of experience in surface metrology, OptoSurf supports customers in testing surfaces and understanding their functional behavior. Many years of development work in close cooperation with users have established OptoSurf as the top expert for optical surface measurement technologies for use directly in the shop floor environment.

Everything from One Source

Technology development, design, and manufacturing are generally carried out by OptoSurf. Only in this way can we guarantee consistently high quality for our customers. For special engineering or customization of complex parts, OptoSurf turns to experienced partners with whom we have already cooperated on many projects. The development and manufacture of special parts is carried out by our in-house engineering department.

Specialists for finely machined surfaces

Before offering our customers a solution, we evaluate whether their measuring task is feasible using scattered light technology. This can only be ensured by providing comprehensive test measurements. In this way, OptoSurf lives up to its claim of always offering its customers an ideal solution, and giving them the certainty that scattered light technology is optimally suited for their purposes.

Quality assurance – Process control – Cost reduction

Manufacturers partner

OptoSurf sees itself as an experienced partner for Industry 4.0, quality assurance and process optimization. Using scattered light technology, processes like superfinishing or grinding can be monitored and optimized. By measuring 100 % of produced parts, tool running times can be extended and tool failure (e. g. coolant supply failure) can be detected directly. For developers, too, scattered light sensors provide ideal support.

Our partners

Lehrstuhl für Messtechnik und Sensorik Kaiserslautern
FHWS - Fakultät für Maschinenbau
ANS - Applied Nano Surfaces
Fraunhofer IFAM
Danish fundamental metrology


  • 2004

    Founding of OptoSurf GmbH
  • 2006

    Scattered light measuring device OS 500 introduced on the market

  • 2007

    First applications for the production of crankshafts, ball studs and artificial hip joint implants

  • 2009

    Winner of the Baden-Württemberg Innovation Award (Dr. Rudolf Eberle Award)

  • 2012

    Presentation of the first automatic measuring machine for fine waviness at the Control exhibition

  • 2017

    Bosch Automotive Steering orders its 20th OptoSurf measuring machine for steering system components