Fraunhofer AZOM

Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)

Fraunhofer AZOM unites requirements of regional economy with novel research approaches in the fields of optical metrology, image processing and bio-photonics.

The scientists focus their effort on the quick and direct transfer of research results into customized application solutions for industrial processes.

Research services for industry

Fraunhofer AZOM offers companies services in the development and testing of industrial-suited optical measurement methods for various fields of technology. It provides the interface between medical technology, automotive technology, mechanical engineering and the semiconductor industry.

The range of services includes characterization of almost all surface properties using state-of-the-art equipment of established manufacturers. In addition, Fraunhofer AZOM develops solutions for individual customer requirements which cannot be satisfactorily addressed with standard technology available on the market.


Service portfolio


  • Optical metrology and process integration
  • Laser-based surface technologies

Technical expertise


  • Photonic system components, fiber technologies and metrology
  • Surface and materials technologies
  • Image processing and process control

Educational programs

The Fraunhofer AZOM Zwickau offers dedicated students in science and technology challenging tasks with responsibility and room for developing their own ideas.

We promote young talents and encourage more practice in theory.



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Contact & Location

Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)

Keplerstraße 2
08056 Zwickau

Phone +49 375 536-1538
Fax +49 375 536-1503