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When data becomes analyses

ZEISS CALYPSO 2024 remains the benchmark for metrology software

2 July 2024
Oberkochen, Germany | 02 July 2024 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

This year, ZEISS is releasing a new version of the standard software for measuring technology on the market: ZEISS CALYPSO 2024 with many new features and improvements for different user groups. The software comprehensively analyzes the data from ZEISS coordinate measuring machines obtained with tactile and optical measurements and is continuously enhanced by the company at great expense. "Our customers expect a high level of precision combined with absolute reliability and increased performance. With our ZEISS CALYPSO software, we have been offering this for over 25 years," explains Christoph Grieser, Head of Global Software Sales at ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions. With the software, users have a strong partner in their back for the evaluation of data measured with ZEISS coordinate measuring machines.


The combination of PMI and the new library in ZEISS CALYPSO makes it possible to work even faster and to be more productive.

PMI import comes with new GD&T library

In CALYPSO 2024, users can use product and manufacturing information (PMI) to create inspection plans based on a new GD&T library. In the context of quality assurance, this means, for example, that the CAD model of a part is enriched with form and position tolerances. This information serves users as a tool for the generation of clear, repeatable, and comparable measuring results. Therefore, the combination of PMI and the new library in ZEISS CALYPSO makes it possible to work even faster and to be more productive.

Extensive improvements for the evaluation of optical measurements

Optical sensors are increasingly being used throughout the industry in combination with coordinate measuring machines - here, too, ZEISS CALYPSO supports the evaluation and analysis of optical data with its many functions. With the new reflection correction, the software increases the robustness of edge detection, for example, as the influence of surface finishing is reduced. In addition, the mosaic function provides users with a new way to create a large image from multiple small images, for example to identify large QR codes.

Enablement of 4-axis measurements

With this year's release, ZEISS CALYPSO also supports the combination of ZEISS LineScan and a rotary table for 4-axis measurements. This reduces the number of positions required for the ZEISS RDS articulating probe holder. A reorientation of the sensor is not necessary, so that users can now perform measuring jobs faster and with increased performance.

ZEISS CALYPSO options enhanced

The powerful options that complement ZEISS CALYPSO are also being continuously enhanced and impress customers with their improved performance. This year, for example, with improvements in the measurement of connected curves with ZEISS CALYPSO curve and new filters for freeform surfaces in ZEISS CALYPSO freeform. "These and other enhancements speed up the measuring times and the entire analysis process," explains Grieser.

In the field of gear metrology, users benefit from a new release of the ZEISS GEAR® PRO 2024 software. One of the highlights completes the evaluation possibilities for noise analysis on gear tooth flanks. With the order spectrum analysis, the actual-actual comparison, and the new color-coded topography visualization, including an evaluation of the helix angle of the waviness, the software now offers further powerful analysis tools for the e-mobility area.

With ZEISS CALYPSO, ZEISS has created a benchmark in metrology and is continuously expanding the product: "Whether these are minor tricks that can improve the evaluation process for our customers quickly and easily or brand-new functions, it is important to us that we improve the everyday lives of users and help take quality assurance to a new level," says Grieser.

PRESS CONTACT Bernd Balle ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 10 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2023).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 15 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.

With over 44,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in around 50 countries with more than 60 sales and service locations, 35 research and development facilities, and 35 production facilities worldwide (status: 31 March 2024). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

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ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

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