20 April 2020

The request

We want a metal casing for our microscope. The design – developed by design agency Projekter – perfectly matches the high-end level of the microscope and the markets in which it is used. The sheet metal must be of exactly the same level and reflect what we at NanoFocus stand for.


Our advice

We chose brushed aluminium for the desired look. The clear anodising results in a nice even colour and there is less dirt on the product from, for example, fingerprints. The rubber pressing technique does not cause any damage during production and no further finishing is required. This is how we guarantee the desired high-end look and feel. Additionally, Phoenix 3D Metaal can take care of the complete process, including anodising and screen printing.


The advantage

The casing features the desired high-end look and feel. A charisma – focused on quality and performance – that inspires confidence among NanoFocus’ customers. The entire product is made within Europe, providing the quality that can be expected. This too inspires confidence. The use of the rubber pressing technique allowed us to produce in a small series and NanoFocus does not need to divert to Asia.



NanoFocus profiles itself as a ‘technology leader for optical surface measurement technology’. The company develops, produces and markets high-precision optical 3D measurement systems and software for the characterization of technical surfaces since 1994. NanoFocus’ innovative systems make extremely fast, non-contact and simple measurement of 3D topography with resolutions in the micro and nanometre ranges possible. With its robust and economical instruments, NanoFocus is a pioneer and technology leader in the field of optical 3D surface measurement technology..