Open-porous metal foams are cellular structures that can be defined, in simplified terms, as interwoven networks of metal ligaments that are surrounded by a fluid (liquid or gaseous). They are characterized by a very low relative density of usually 4 to 12% of the density of a solid composed of an identical base material. As such they have a small volume along with a very large surface area, providing for numerous interesting physical properties with resulting practical applications. A detailed description of the physical properties of these materials essentially requires a characterization of their geometric structure. Within the scope of this work, microsections of these foam structures are captured in a defined depth distance of s z ≤0,5 mm. In the course of the experiment, these microsections are software-converted to binary images. They are optimized in a way that artifact characteristics, which would have a negative effect on the analysis, converge to a minimum. Based hereon, it is now possible to generate realistic 3D models of individual microsections, allowing for a three-dimensional measurement of the material. Furthermore, binary format microsections allow for determining miscellaneous statistical characteristic values of the examined foam structures. Based on these results, it is consequently very easy to draw conclusions on the geometry of large-dimensional foam structures. When varying individual characteristic parameters, such a database also provides the possibility to generate differing geometric structures, which, in turn, provide for a sound basis in order to create scalable simulation models.