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Novacam Bore Inspection

Fast, high precision 3D optical bore inspection with long rotating probes.

Key Information

Min Diameter Bore
Speed of Measurement
100,000 3D points/second


Novacam’s BoreInspect™ dynamic bore measurement system provides 3D measurements of bore interiors and less accessible spaces. Measure bores, turbine blades, engine blocks, barrels, and many more parts with a rotational small-diameter probe.

  • The system generates 3 data sets from the same scan simultaneously 
  • An API is available for system integrators and OEMs

The BoreInspect™ system comes with Novacam’s intelligent data acquisition software, which is Windows®-based and operator-friendly when programming.



Novacam’s TubeInspect™ is a fiber based system consisting of an optical side-looking probe, microcam interferometer, inspection station, PC, motion controllers and additional extras. The TubeInspect™ is suited for use with non-contact 3D metrology of tube ID and OD.

  • Adaptable to hostile environments: radioactive, very hot, cryogenic, vacuum

TubeInspect™ comes with Novacam’s highly accurate data acquisition software, which is Windows®-based, and operator-friendly when programming.

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defence
  • Machining and metal work
  • Energy – nuclear , oil & gas , power generation
  • Medical
  • Plastics

Ideal for:

  • Hydraulic Spools and bores
  • Rivet hole and
  • countersink inspection
  • Carbon Fibre machining analysis
  • Blisks and fir tree root measurement
  • Blade and aerofoil form measurement
  • Maintenance and repair analysis
  • Hard to reach areas

3-dimensional geometry (GD&T) inside:

  • tubes
  • bores
  • barrels
  • dies
  • between blades
  • valve housings, long bore, fuel nozzles, landing gear bogies, jet engine ‘fir trees’, exhaust turbines, silicone discs
  • Semi conductors
  • Glass and plastic components

Product Variants

TubeInspect for high-precision tube ID and OD metrology.

TubeInspect is a modular, non-contact optical measurement system that provides micron-precision 3D measurements of tube, cylinder or barrel interiors and exteriors. Its small-diameter side-looking probe reaches inside tubes to acquire their complete inside geometry.

  • Can measure every dimensional detail of tube inside diameter (ID) and outside diameter (OD), including undercuts, chamfers, threads, rifling, O-ring grooves, splines, lands, and edge breaks.
  • Enables fully configurable automated inspection.
  • Can measure dimensional or surface defects such as porosities, cracks, and scratches.
  • Can measure dimensions, roughness as well as thickness of semi-transparent coatings.


Optical 3D Profilometer for non-contact 3D surface and thickness measurements

Novacam fiber-based optical 3D profilometer provides:

Micron-precision 3D measurement methods:

    • Dimensional geometry – GD&T parameters.
    • Roughness measurement.
    • Defect detection – cracks, scratches.
    • Thickness measurement of semi-transparent materials.
  • Option to scan even hard-to-reach surfaces: Side-looking probe scans inside bore IDs and other tight spaces, forward-looking probe is also available.
  • Fiber-based probes that are easy to integrate with precision stages, third-party CMMs, CNC machines, or robots to support high-volume continuous flow manufacturing.
  • Fully configurable automated inspection: Notably the same probe can be used to measure dimensions, roughness, defects, and/or thickness.

3D CAD Software: Polyworks

Compatible with any manufacturing industry 3D CAD software such as Polyworks, Geomagic and more.

  • We can supply the software, or you can.
  • We can help you with uploading your CAD designs.
  • We can get you started with one simple training session that shows you all that’s needed to get the best from your measurement system.

Our partner, Novacam Technologies Inc. is a leading manufacturer of optical non-contact metrology systems for various applications across high-precision industries, including aerospace, automotive and medical.

The Sempre Group
Since 2000, The Sempre Group has provided industry favoured metrology solutions to organisations across the UK and Ireland.

At Sempre, we simplify bore measurement & inspection. Looking to discuss Novacam’s optical non-contact range? Get in touch with us today.

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