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10. September 2019

X-AX LASERBAR – innovation at EMO!

At the EMO we present the X-AX LASERBAR to the public for the first time! With the X-AX LASERBAR, the complete determination of geometric deviations is now also interesting for those who have previously avoided costly measurement technology.

14. August 2019

New product launch at EMO 2019

From September 16th to 21st we will present ourselves as part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence in hall 6, booth B60. Together with Hexagon’s business unit Machine Tool Measurement, we will present our well-known product families LaserTRACER, LineCal and

3. July 2019

New headquarters for Etalon GmbH

Since 1 July 2019 Etalon has moved to its new headquarters. The new building offers offices, training facilities, a spacious production hall an air-conditioned state-of-the-art measuring area. Designed specifically to meet the needs of our business, it will allow Etalon to continue

7. January 2019

Etalon becomes part of Hexagon MI

As of January 1st 2019 Etalon will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “By joining Hexagon, Etalon gains the scale to strengthen and expand its position in equipment calibration. Moreover, the acquisition is a natural extension of Hexagon’s data-driven smart factory 

27. November 2018

Etalon technology on BorWin gamma

BorWin gamma is an offshore converter platform of the transmission grid operator TenneT, which will serve as a converter station for high-voltage direct current transmission. The BorWin3 grid connection, to which the BorWin gamma platform belongs, will be able to transmit


Etalon metrology system for CCAT-prime

CCAT-prime will be a 6-meter diameter telescope designed to operate at sub-millimeter to millimeter wavelengths, located at an exceptional site at 5600 meters on Cerro Chajnantor in Chile.  Etalon is proud to announce that we have been contracted to build a unique metrology system,

13. September 2018

LineCAL® for small high precision machines

With LineCal®, Etalon has extended its innovative interferometric approach to a new class of machines: Three-axes-machines that are too small for the LaserTRACER, like optical CMM, small machine tools, wire-EDM machines or even precision 3D printers. But the technology is also attractive for larger machines. Producing a precision machine in serial production allows you to […]


Engineering competence

Monitoring an offshore rig? Controlling a telescope? Measuring a 6 x 6 m reflector array with micron accuracy? Aligning components in a vacuum environment? Setting up a machine tool monitoring system for an automotive tool and die manufacturer? Some of our projects require customer-specific engineering around our unique hard- and software solutions. Our engineering team […]


Why ISO 230-6 tells you more on your machine

For decades, machine tool customers tested their machine geometry according to VDA 3441 or ISO 230-2. This established a practice of the manufacturers to calibrate the machines precisely along the lines where the acceptance testing is performed, which does not give the customer sufficient information on spatial and part accuracy. Therefore ISO 230-6 is recommending […]


LaserTRACER: Applications extending

The LaserTRACER has become a standard tool in the machine tool and CMM world. CMM and MT manufacturers experience the advantage and update their worldwide factories with Etalon technology. Service organizations are increasingly using it and allowing their customers to profit from reduced downtime, increased accuracy and reduced life cycle costs of their machines. Furthermore, […]

15. May 2018

Certification of the LaserTRACER by Boeing

The Etalon LaserTRACER has been certified and approved for use by the Boeing Metrology And Test Equipment Services (MATES) group. The LaserTRACER can now be used to certify machine tools and CMM’s throughout Boeing’s facilities worldwide.


Integration in Siemens controls

The geometric monitoring of large machine tools is now fully integrated into the user interface of Siemens controls. This allows the operator to perform a geometry check by a push of a button, generate monitoring reports


We look forward to new company headquarters!

Taking into account the dynamic growth of Etalon, we will move into a bespoke new building in May 2019. In addition to significantly increased production, training and office space, we will also have an air-conditioned measuring laboratory. The Etalon team is looking forward to the new possibilities!


LineCAL “On-The-Fly”

We have extended the fully automatic machine calibration with the innovative LineCAL Technology to include data acquisition “On-The-Fly”.

1. May 2018

Release TRAC-CAL 4.0 and TRAC-CHECK 4.0

A redesigned user interface, new features and many improved details: customers with a maintenance contract will be automatically provided with new licenses of our latest software releases. 

2. October 2017

Absolute Multiline for the Giant Magelan Telescope

The Giant Magelan Telescope is one of the most ambitious science projects in the world. In August, Etalon delivered an Absolute Multiline System to the Giant Magelan Telescope Organisation (GMTO). The system is planned to be used to monitor and pre-set the orientation

28. April 2017

LineCAL®: Product launch at Control

Etalon GmbH will launch its new interferometer based measurement system LineCal® during the Control show. The LineCal® system is addressed to manufacturers of compact multi-sensor measurement systems, coordinate measurement machines and machine tools who want to calibrate their machines fast and very precisely

13. December 2016

LaserTRACER-NG for High-End Manufacturing

The German High-End company Praewest located in Bremen is specialized in the 5-axes milling of complex parts. For a significantly improved machine accuracy the company invested in an Etalon LaserTRACER-NG. Volumetric deviations are measured

7. November 2016

Review Etalon Forum

The 3rd Etalon Forum took place November 3rd and 4th with over 100 paricipants from 14 countries. The event covered accuracy, compensation and monitoring of CMM and machine tools as well as challenging metrology tasks in industry and research.

10. August 2016

International Etalon Forum 3. – 4. November 2016

To celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are organizing a professional event focussing on “Controlling the micron in industry and research” in cooperation with our customers and partners. The event targets technical experts and decision makers from

22. April 2016

Deformation measurement on large telescope in Chile

Two astronomy telescopes with extreme dimensions are currently under development: The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). To monitor the relative mirror location under different operating conditions, Etalons Absolute Multiline

13. April 2016

Control 26.–29.April in Stuttgart

In neuem Design aber an gewohnter Stelle finden Sie unseren Messestand in diesem Jahr wieder in Halle 3, Stand 3215. Neben unseren Systemen zur Maschinenkalibrierung und Überwachung werden wir neue Anwendungen der Absolute Multiline Technologie vorstellen.

7. February 2016

Etalon goes US!

January 12th Etalon North America Inc. was established. Out of Seattle we are aiming to serve the North American Market better. With its strong Aerospace and HighTech Industry the market opens up strong opportunities for our products. The appointed General Manager Bruce Fiander

11. October 2015

Etalon is PACMAN partner

Together with renowned European research institutes and other manufacturers of innovative metrology Etalon is partner of the EU funded doctoral program PACMAN (Particle Accelerator Components Metrology and Alignment to the Nanometer scale). In this project young researchers

13. May 2015

ISO TR 16907 “Numerical Compensation” published

After many years of intensive work the international experts from  ISO TC 39 have published TR 16907 „Machine tools – numerical compensation of geometric errors“ . The document defines the terminology and outlines the benefits and limitations of numerical compensation, furhermore

10. October 2014


At AUDIs headquarter in Ingolstadt the LaserTRACER is replacing the ballbar for the monitoring of coordinate measuring machines (CMM). Furthermore, compensation of CMM is carried out by own staff – with great success! Read the application story in the German magazine QZ .

25. May 2014

New software release

We have released the next version of our software for calibration of 3-5 axes machines. The new release has a vast number of improvements regarding measurement planning, data acquisition, evaluation and reporting. Customer feedback has consequently been implemented 

21. May 2014

Sales and Service in Spain

With a consortium consisting of the renown technology center Tekniker and the established supplier for optical metrology Metronic, Etalon now has established a powerful partnership to serve Spanish industry.

21. April 2014

Etalon cooperates with CERN

Etalon is proud to be a member of an international consortium  that was formed to build the metrology for the next generation of linear collider CLIC. The technical goal of the program “PACMAN” is to develop high accuracy metrology and alignment tools and integrate them in a single automatic test stand.


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