Introducing GelSight Max: The Highest Resolution Mobile Surface Characterization Tool on The Market

GelSight Max delivers lab-grade performance in the palm of your hand with submicron-level 3D measurement and surface roughness analysis capabilities

Waltham, Mass. – May 3, 2023GelSight, a pioneer in tactile intelligence technology, today announced the launch of its new premium digital mobile metrology device, the GelSight Max. GelSight Max allows users to capture high resolution 2D images and 3D digital surface maps in milliseconds. These surface maps enable analysis functions such as submicron profile and surface roughness, as well as measurement of surface features, such as scratches and pitting, down to the submicron level, regardless of the material being measured. 

With the release of GelSight Max, the company expands its portfolio of portable mobile metrology and tactile sensing devices that digitize previously manual, qualitative measurements and inspection processes that require the use of expensive, static, and complex lab equipment. GelSight Max maintains the speed and usability customers expect of GelSight products, optimized to precisely measure features under 50µm and roughness values under an Ra of 2.0µm.

GelSight Max is the highest resolution portable surface characterization tool on the market, enabling repeatable measurements of roughness values down to an Ra of 0.2µm and surface features of 1.0µm. Additionally, GelSight Max’s enhanced 2D and 3D imaging and measurement analysis provide traceable accuracy to 0.3µm / 0.01 thou. This level of accuracy promises breakthrough improvements for mobile inspection processes in aerospace, automotive, energy, forensics, additive manufacturing, films and coatings, and more.

“Surface roughness analysis is a crucial, yet complex part of many R&D and production quality control inspection processes. GelSight Max is simplifying surface roughness analysis by allowing users to perform measurements in-situ, on any type of surface, with a level of repeatability and speed that other handheld devices on the market cannot provide,” said Dennis Lang, Chief Business Officer at GelSight. “Our customers tell us GelSight systems are intuitive for a new user to set up and begin capturing high-quality 3D surface data with the press of a button, in as little as five minutes.” 

“GelSight Max is revolutionizing the way that metrologists and inspectors observe, analyze, and document surface characteristics. Now, users can get highly precise profile or surface roughness measurements in an easily repeatable way, which eliminates the need to rely on lab equipment or difficult-to-use, non-repeatable portable profilometers, ” said Youssef Benmokhtar, CEO at GelSight. “Gelsight Max also offers all of the other surface inspection applications our customers have already become accustomed to from GelSight, including measurement of scratches and defects, hole diameter, and radius of curvature, as well as shot peen, pit detection, and corrosion analysis.”

GelSight Max is now available, request more information by contacting To learn more about GelSight Max, please visit

About GelSight  

GelSight is a pioneer in digital, imaging-based tactile intelligence. The proprietary technology that was invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides extremely detailed and rapid surface characterization, enabling several surface measurement applications and robotic sensing capabilities. Its elastomeric 3D imaging systems are currently in use in aerospace, automotive, forensics and in many robotic research labs throughout the world. GelSight is Digital Touch and Feel. For more information, please visit

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