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English edition 4, 2013/2014

Optical 3D micro-coordinate measurement

Form and roughness in one system 3D Profiler Traceable roughness measurement

MEASURE FASTER


IF-Profiler IF-EdgeMaster

IF-Portable InfiniteFocusSL

IF-ToolPrecision

InfiniteFocus X-Large

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InfiniteFocus

Dr. Stefan Scherer, Alicona CEO

Dr. Manfred Prantl, Alicona CEO

Measure faster with Alicona! Alicona´s corporate mission is to continuously improve and drive forward optical metrology throughout our products and measures. Just in time with the 4th edition of FOCUSvariation, we further advance optical metrology by providing high resolution 3D measurement solutions with a measurement speed that has been increased up to ten times. By using 4m measuring points in two seconds, there is to our knowledge currently no alternative that enables measurements in this high resolution and, at the same time, in this speed. This not only boosts our customer´s economical advantage, it also strengthens our motivation to further enhance applications, increase user benefits and improve industrial compatibility of optical measurement solutions. Users confirm that Alicona stands out as a highly user oriented supplier with a high application expertise. As in former editions of FOCUSvariation, customers introduce how they solve their measurement tasks, talk about their first impression when meeting Alicona and share their benefits by applying Focus-Variation. Another novelty is the introduction of IF-Profiler, a 3D measurement system to traceably measure roughness both profile and areal based. It is the recent addition to our product range for high resolution form and roughness measurement in research and production. See for yourself how much faster you can be with Alicona! Yours faithfully,

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Table of content EDITION 4, 2013/2014

High resolution optical 3D measurement in research and production 4–5

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InfiniteFocus: How to measure form and roughness with one system

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10 – 11 What makes InfiniteFocus distinctive: Unique benefits

12 – 25 InfiniteFocus in use: References and user case stories Roush Yates (USA) Makino (Japan) Jarvis Cutting Tools (USA) Cassidian (Germany) Komatsu Seiki (Japan) Otec (Germany) Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools (China) 26 – 29 Measurement modules based on Focus-Variation

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Full form measurement of components

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Micro coordinate measurement with “Multi-Measurement” and Focus-Variation accessories

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32 – 33 Technical Specification of InfiniteFocus

34 – 35 InfiniteFocus X-Large Systems

36 – 37 InfiniteFocusSL: As fast and easy as a 3D profiler can be

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TOOL MEASUREMENT 44 – 45 IF-EdgeMaster: How to measure cutting edges optically and repeatable also in production

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46 – 47 Measurement modules and user case story: SIMTEK (Germany) 48 – 49 IF-EdgeMasterHob: 3D measurement of hob cutters and user case story, LMT Fette (Germany) 50 – 51 IF-ToolPrecision: Automatic 3D measurement of taps

38 – 39 InfiniteFocusSL in use: 3D measurement of dental implants at Alpha Bio (Israel) 40 – 41 IF-Profiler: Alicona´s profilometry to traceably measure roughness

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HIGH RESOLUTION 3D MEASUREMENT IN PRODUCTION 54 – 55 IF-SensorR25: Stable 3D measurement in production 56 – 57 IF-Portable: Form and roughness measurement on larger components 60 – 61 How to achieve traceable roughness measurement

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Focus-Variation: Technical principle

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Focus-Variation from a point of view of a tool research association: Heinz Wolfgang Lahmann (GFE) about Focus-Variation

64 – 66 Grips, standards and 3D measurement accessories

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Measure form and roughness with only system » InfiniteFocus » InfiniteFocusSL » IF-Profiler

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INFINITEFOCUS HOW TO MEASURE FORM AND ROUGHNESS IN ONE SYSTEM

THE SYSTEM

InfiniteFocus is an optical 3D measurement device that is universal, flexible and applicable in many industries. It combines the functionalities of a surface measurement system and a micro coordinate system in one measurement device. Even when measuring complex forms and large measurement areas, operators achieve a vertical resolution of up to 10 nm.

THE BENEFITS

Users perform high resolution measurements of even complex components with steep flanks and varying material properties. This also applies to polished components or forms with small radii and angles. Every measurement provides color information registered to the 3D data.

THE APPLICATION

Typical applications are the cutting edge measurement of drills, milling cutters etc. as well as quality assurance of micro precision components in the automotive industry, aerospace industry, medical technology or micro die casting industry. Other applications are paper and print industry, micro electronics and forensics.

THE EXPERIENCE „We use InfiniteFocus to measure micro end mills. Here, the option of full form measurement is a key benefit. In our view Alicona has no competition in this field! Also, the system is remarkably easy to use and extremely robust – from my point, InfiniteFocus is an unbreakable device.”

Frank E. Pfefferkorn, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison

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InfiniteFocus stands out with high flexibility and universal use. Users from various industries and various applications and/or inhomogeneous material benefit from a robust measurement device with high usability, high measurement speed, registered color information and traceability.

» High vertical resolution that remains constant even across a large vertical scanning range (Z)

» Technology that delivers a measurement point density of over 100 mil measure points including an estimation of measurement uncertainty for every 3D point

» Automatic deviation from target geometry

» Options for automation and offline licenses for an optimal and resource-friendly use

» Complete form measurement of drills, mills etc. with the “Real3D” rotation unit

» Ability to change objectives without calibration, upon request also automatically

» Various standards and calibration tools to verify traceability » High degree of robustness without wear or maintenance

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WHAT MAKES INFINITEFOCUS DISTINCTIVE Form and roughness measurement with only one system Usually, when measuring roughness a surface measurement system is used whereas for dimensional accuracy or verifying tolerances a coordinate measurement system is used. InfiniteFocus offers the functionalities of both device types combined into one system. Consequently quality assurance becomes more cost-effective, is easier to execute and delivers results more efficiently.

Measure small radii and angles even across large measurement volumes More than 100 mil measurement points ensure a meticulously detailed measurement. This is how components and tolerances within the µm or sub-µm range are measured. The high measurement point density of Focus-Variation enables operators to gain a consistently high lateral and vertical resolution even across large measurement areas. Traceable measurement is also provided of small radii, angles and roughness which are often difficult to access.

Measure steep flanks In contrast to other techniques, light coming from different directions is used to positively influence a measurement. In addition, the measurement of the maximum flank angle is not restricted by the numerical aperture. Depending on the surface users measure flanks of up to approximately 90°. This is achieved via add-ons such as optional ring light or polarization to support the measurement of complex geometries.

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A technology that measures form and roughness. A flexibility that allows almost unlimited application. A resolution that remains constant over the whole measurement range. And an ease of handling that makes InfiniteFocus a popular measurement device that is widely used.

Measure components with varying surface finishes or coating InfiniteFocus is based on an intelligent lighting technology. SmartFlash also allows quick and intuitive measurement of materials with varying surface characteristics or reflection patterns. Modulated light provides optimal illumination throughout the whole measurement area. Operators measure glossy, ground, rough, reflective and diffuse components.

Full form measurement with the Real3D technology Meaningful quality assurance requires area based measurements. Due to various hard and software modules, the Real3D technology enables full form measurement of components. Individual measurements from various directions are automatically reassembled for a complete 3D view. This way operators also measure complex contours and surfaces that can hardly be measured optically in the conventional way.

Measure even large and heavy components The robust technology of Focus-Variation combined with the vibration isolation frame of InfiniteFocus allows the measurement of roughness plus form on heavy and large components. The spectrum of measurable surfaces goes hand in hand with the respective weight classes up to the dcm2 range.

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Source: Roush Yates

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AUTOMOTIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING ENGINE Failure analysis and in-depth surface finish inspection With NASCAR Sprint Cup, Roush Yates is well known for its powerful and reliable racing engines. Here, failure analysis is the key to understand the durability of engine components. To increase performance, Roush Yates was looking for a system with high depth of field to do more extensive surface finish inspection. Today, the work with InfiniteFocus has led to improved processes and maintained quality control.

What

What

Durability of engine components

Fracture analysis

Failure analysis is a critical task in

connecting rods, valves, valves springs, and

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

What THE CUSTOMER STATES

Typically, crankshafts, camshafts, pistons, Roush Yates´ continuing development.

rocker arms are measured. Most of the com-

It is the key to understand the durabi-

ponents are reflective with a high contrast

lity of engine components as they are

ratio and steep, uneven surfaces. The high

being developed and implemented in

vertical resolution of InfiniteFocus enables the

production. InfiniteFocus is mainly

measurement of also micro cracks over large

used to measure the geography of

measurement areas. In addition, color infor-

fracture sights which “normally would

mation allows seeing differences in surface

not be possible with other systems”,

characteristics, which in turn helps to under-

Brett Manwill Reliability / Design Engineer

as the racing engine builder says. The

stand foreign materials and debris.

Roush Yates Engines

system enables measurement, documentation and understanding of both

“We are now able to analyze surfaces

dimensions and surface of critical

very fast and make quick decisions about

components.

components without the long lead times

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Various metals

of off-site analysis. Alicona surface roughness measurements allow us to determine if a component´s surface is inconsistent or is outside of the quality controls´ desired range over a large surface area. Prior to purchasing InfiniteFocus we did not have any system that had the

The majority of material measured is metals, specifically steel, cast iron, aluminum, titanium,

depth of field to inspect an entire fracture

and copper. In addition to failure analysis of NASCAR Sprint Cups engines InfiniteFocus is in

surface.”

use for other engine programs as well.

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Source: Makino

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MACHINE TOOL MANUFACTURE VISIBLE PRECISION One system useable by both manufacturer and his customers Makino is well known as a leading supplier of vertical and horizontal machining centers. “Our machines are in use whenever highest precision is required”, states the manufacturer. InfiniteFocus is used to verify how precise and accurate the machining centers manufacture. Users of Makino apply the optical 3D measurement system to verifiy surface finish and machining results of produced workpieces.

What

What

Makino uses InfiniteFocus to verify the machining performances of its precision micromachining center iQ300

All kinds of micro precision components

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

What THE CUSTOMER STATES

Makino measures micro components that have been manufactured for further use in various industries, including tool making, automotive,

With InfiniteFocus being used in internal

die casting or aerospace industry. Regardless

testing facilities, Makino meets the re-

of industry or specific application, these usually

quirements of customers in terms of qua-

miniaturized components often have complex

lity assurance throughout high resolution

geometries with challenging forms. Both tool

3D measurement of manufactured com-

machine manufacturer and users emphasize

ponents. Both geometry and surface fi-

on verification of dimensional accuracy and

nish are verified. In addition, InfiniteFocus

achieved surface finish of machined compo-

Micro Machining Team

is increasingly used for integrated tool

nents. This is both achieved with InfiniteFocus

Makino

compensation.

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Toshihiko Tada Application Technology Developing Group

since the optical system combines the capabilities of a form with those of a roughness mea-

“We expect from our partners highest qua-

surement device in one system.

lity in terms of products and service, which includes high expertise as well as qualified

However, quality assurance with InfiniteFocus

and quick responses to our needs. With Ali-

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starts at an earlier stage than measuring the

cona we have found a reliable partner in all

final manufactured component. Makino also

fields. Our requests that we address for in-

Extension of worldwide services

offers the optical measurement system to

stance to the departments Support and Ap-

perform integrated tool compensation. Measu-

plications are followed up quickly, competent

rements with InfiniteFocus make even minimal

and friendly. This is valid for both the Euro-

In near future Makino plans to extend its

changed machining parameters clearly visible

pean headquarters and the local contact in

global services in the fields of Reverse

and transparent, which optimizes manufactu-

Japan.”

Engineering and 3D Scanning. Also,

ring and accelerates the achievement of tole-

InfiniteFocus is supposed to be offered

rances in the µm–range.

as integrated measurement technology for automated tool compensation.

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Source: Jarvis Cutting Tools

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CUTTING TOOLS EDGE RADII AND SURFACE FINISH Full form measurement of taps Jarvis Cutting Tools was looking at a number of 3D measurement systems to measure edge radii and surface finish. The high variety of measurable tool types together with the efficiency of quality assurance was the decisive factor to go for InfiniteFocus. The manufacturer of customized tools with very specific geometry requests performs full form measurement in only one system.

What

What

Manufacturing of customized tools with specific geometries

Edge radii and surface finish

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

Jarvis Cutting Tools stands for the manufactu-

InfiniteFocus is used in combination

ring of application specific HSS (high speed

with the rotation unit “Real 3D”. Users

steel) and carbide taps. Understanding how only

at Jarvis Cutting Tools perform full form

little nuances of surface finish affect the perfor-

measurement of taps with steep flanks

mance of a tool at the customer opens up new

and different coatings. In particular,

possibilities to achieve customized requests for

thread and flute of taps are traceably

different geometries, gauging requirements and

and repeatably measured. Measurable

tool life. The tool manufacturer is now able to

parameters include e.g. various diame-

perform fast and easy quality assurance of a

ters, radii, roughness, diverse angles

number of different tool types and sizes. Analysis

and pitch reliefs. Instead of measuring

and testing loops are verified within the same day.

each edge individually the full tap with

Also, the development of new standardized ways

all relevant edges is captured in only

to measure various processes, e.g. grinding, in-

one measurement.

creases productivity and quality.

What

THE CUSTOMER STATES

Costikyan Jarvis Chief of Operations Jarvis Cutting Tools

“Before the use of InfiniteFocus, we were quite ignorant about surface finish. We defined it into rough and smooth,

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not being aware of how many nuances there can be which affect the

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performance of the tool at the custo-

Cam inspection

ned up. We now understand the link

mer. So when we started working with Alicona, a total new world opebetween the measurements and the

InfiniteFocus is also used on the maintenance of

quality of our products.”

equipment. Roundness measurement is used for e.g. cam inspection, achieved by the measurement of the outer diameter to verify the shape of the cam.

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Source: Cassidian

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AEROSPACE AND AERONAUTICS ERROR ANALYSIS Reduction of material and labor costs Initially Cassidian intended to purchase a measurement device for failure analysis. It did not take the areospace and defence enterprise long to realize the great potential InfiniteFocus has to offer in different areas and today this potential is fully exploited. Typical applications other than failure analysis are incoming goods inspection and the verification of high surface quality for customers.

What

What

Incoming goods inspection, failure analysis and avoiding customer complaints

Titan, high strength steels and fibre composites

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

High resolution measurement of geometry and

Varying components, many of which have

surface finish is performed to verify the manufac-

complex forms are measured. The measu-

turer's information and identify defects prior to

rement of these various components include

further processing. The surface quality of compo-

radii, threads, diverse angles and roughness.

nents is determined with a numerical measure-

Since Cassidian uses InfiniteFocus, surface

ment in order to avoid unsuitable and expensive

characteristics are measured, that in the

materials in production. A thorough report that in-

past, were either difficult to access or could

cludes practically oriented visualization and mea-

not be accessed at all. These include root

surement results that are easy to read, verifies

of a thread and thread flanks of gear drives.

compliance with the agreed specifications and

Surface damage of various sizes and di-

the stipulated surface finish. Since this was intro-

mensions are measured, even on round

duced customer complaints at final inspection of

components.

aircraft are reduced to a minimum.

What THE CUSTOMER STATES

Gregor Heichler Project engineer in the area of non-destructive material testing Cassidian

"Due to its high flexibility, InfiniteFocus had paid for itself within the first year. Initially the system had been purchased for failure analysis and for

Where

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measuring the depth of surface damage. However, it became apparent very soon that the measurement device can be universally used. Today we operate across

For the development of a new material in polymer technology

departments which makes both, quality assurance and development more comprehensive and at

The objective is to develop a material of appropriate strength for an optimal adhesion of surfaces. Analysis

the same time easier and more

with InfiniteFocus, using area based measurement, shows which surface treatment and/or which surface

efficient."

parameters improve strength of adhesion.

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Source: Alicona

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MICRO PRECISION STAMPING HIGH PRECISION IN LARGE VOLUME PRODUCTION Injector nozzles which provide best possible combustion Komatsu Seiki Kosakusho manufactures micro precision tools and products for the automobile, electronics, and medical device industries. High emphasis is placed on high quality components even with a monthly production rate of more than 1,000,000 units. The measurement of stamping tools is the first business area where the Alicona InfiniteFocus is used. The high repeatability and resolution of the flexible 3D measurement system is very suitable for the precise and accurate manufacturing. This provides innovation to maintain competitive advantage.

What

What

What

Quality assurance in stamping

Small stamped holes and tool condition

“Alicona is a very valuable and powerful

Komatsu Seiki Kosakusho manufacture high qua-

Small holes in gasoline injector nozzles

lity, small and accurate mass produced products

and its tools for production are measured.

for wrist watches and injector parts for automobile

The diameter of small holes is Ø 0.12mm

engines. High resolution and reliable measure-

and the length is 0.2mm, and these are

ments are not the only requirement for the pro-

produced by micro piercing. The whole

ducts, also the data have to be comparable

condition at entrance and exit is one of the

between the finished products and the stamping

important control criteria for the quality

tools.

and production departments. InfiniteFocus

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

THE CUSTOMER STATES

partner in both service and technical innovation with new developments that offer

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Development of new materials in the academic area

benefits. It provides benefits and trust between our customers and us. New software-developments increase the range of possible applications into micro and nano scale. I am, thus, very confident with InfiniteFocus and Alicona.”

can easily measure the hole condition without any damage, and it shows 3D analy-

Takafumi Komatsu Executive Director

tical images for both the operators and

Komatsu Seiki Kosakusho

managers. Also we are able to establish a correlation between tool life and product quality. This allows us to develop competitive cost analysis and continuous improvement by measuring tool wear and the

For the last 10 years Komatsu Seiki Kosa-

wear process in mass production.

kusho has been working on the development of grain size controlled material to provide stable stamping and cutting conditions for micro and nano scale products. The micro or nano structured geometry needs to be measured by non-contact methods, and in high resolution, without any damage on the limited number of development samples. Also, the data created by InfiniteFocus is used for academic papers, books, and presentations in seminars and education.

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Source: Alicona

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TOOLMAKING PROCESS RELIABILITY IN CUTTING EDGE PREPARATION 3D measurement of the “real” edge contour OTEC offers innovative drag finishing machines for high precision surface finish. “Perfect surfaces”, as the supplier states, are achieved quickly and cost-effectively. Customers benefit from optimal machining results with precise edge rounding. For cutting edge measurement, OTEC obtains high resolution surface measurement with Alicona. 3D measurement of chipping, edge radius and traceable roughness measurement provide the supplier with competitive advantages. In sample processing, excellent service is provided.

What

What What

Deburring, grinding, smoothing and polishing

Complex and highly contoured surfaces

By using OTEC machines, cutting edges can be

Complex geometries of debur-

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

rounded down to 1µm. In order to verify geome-

red, ground, smoothed and

tries in this detail and accuracy, a 3D measure-

polished components are

THE CUSTOMER STATES

ment system that provides a high resolution is

measured. InfiniteFocus is used

required. This is why OTEC has decided to go for

to verify defined tolerances in

Alicona. Instead of utilizing only common radius-

terms of cutting edge prepara-

fit, the high resolution of InfiniteFocus enables

tion. In addition to the measu-

traceable and repeatable measurement of the

rement of edge radius and

“real” edge contour including its elliptical form.

various edge angles, OTEC

Soran Jota Managing Director

also achieves the measure-

Otec Präzisionsfinish GmbH, Germany

ment of chipping along the cutting edge. For test purpo-

“In order to produce a defined edge shape in

ses, InfiniteFocus is also used

the µm-range, a highly precise 3D measure-

to measure stamped compo-

ment technique is required. The high measu-

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nents, turned parts and milled

rement quality offered by Focus-Variation was

work pieces. In process engi-

the decisive factor for us to continue cutting

Measurable surface quality

neering, OTEC applies high

edge measurement with using Alicona systems.

resolution 3D measurement

Today, we achieve a higher resolution and

for process monitoring.

higher accuracy. Also, we are now able to

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OTEC uses InfiniteFocus to numerically verify and illustrate the benefits that apply when using

measure more tool geometries and types than

its drag finishing machines. Advanced 3D visuali-

before. In addition, we appreciate Alicona as

zation of machined surfaces including registered

a very user-oriented supplier. The intuitive

3D color information provides a clear understan-

handling of the systems clearly shows an in

ding of the advantages that are achievable by

depth understanding of the users require-

using OTEC machines.

ments. In our opinion, there is currently no better way to do it.”

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Source: Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools

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CUTTING TOOLS DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF CNC TOOLS Improved cutting tool design The use of InfiniteFocus enables the service provider Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools to significantly extend its services in tool design and measurement capability. The ability to perform and visualize full form measurement of complex geometries strengthens the supplier´s standing as an experienced expert in the field of high precision cutting tools.

What

What

Tool design, tool measuring and tool material analysis

Full form measurement of cutting tools

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

The main application is the edge measurement

The tool´s automatic 360° rotation with

of drills, reamers, screw taps, micro end mills

the Real3D rotation unit allows complete

and various kind of inserts, e.g. cemented carbide

form measurement from all perspectives.

insert, CBN and PCD. Comprehensive measurement

In particular, Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools

functionalities combined with high measurement

focuses on the edge symmetry (K, a, b),

speed and high repeatability allow the 3D mea-

edge radius, chipping angle, clearance

What

THE CUSTOMER STATES

surement of a wide range of various tools. For

angle, wedge angle and rake angle.

Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools this enables significant

Also, measurements of form deviation

Lu Hong Bo Manager

advantages in tool design and efficient trouble

or reference geometry are performed.

Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools Co., Ltd.

shooting.

Detailed 3D visualization with registered color information illustrates high accuracy

“Before we used Alicona, we were

and high quality of the cutting tool´s

not able to perform measurements

surface state.

in this detail. We now are able to conveniently measure a wide range of different tools with high vertical resolution, enabling us to analyze

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surface details we could not verify before. Also, with InfiniteFocus we

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achieved the best results in terms of

Design of tool holder

during our evaluation of optical mea-

Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools also designs tool hol-

about Alicona is the excellent service,

ders according to customer requests. InfiniteFocus

know-how and friendliness of the

is used to verify the correct match between the

staff.”

speed, traceability and repeatability surement systems. What we also like

tool and the holder. In addition, Reverse Engineering is performed.

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MEASUREMENT MODULES BASED ON FOCUS-VARIATION All measurement modules installed in InfiniteFocus provide in-depth information of the measured objects geometry´s coordinate system. In addition, a variety of form removal utilities are available for form and roughness measurement. This allows simple, accurate and repeatable surface measurement on simple and complex components. All measurement modules are designed by Alicona and are optimally tailored to each other, ensuring user friendly operation.

PROFILE-FORM MEASUREMENT Form measurement along a user defined profile Radii, angles, height steps and normal distances are measured automatically or manually. In addition, the profile-form measurement enables the verification of surface parameters such as circum-circle and in-circle plus a series of further thread parameters. Cutting edge measurement can also be performed and users measure radius, basket arch form – both “waterfall” and “trumpet” type – wedge angle and bevel lengths.

ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENT Classic profile-based measurement of Ra, Rq, Rz conforming to ISO 4287, 4288 Roughness is measured with comprehensive parameter evaluation of roughness, waviness and frequency. Statistical evaluations and the bearing ratio curve or spectral analysis are graphically visualized.

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A simple to use “tab-windows� system guide a user through the application and the 3D measurement of various surface parameters. Advanced graphic visualization, including registered color information, enhances the options to characterize surfaces and a series of export functions increase user friendliness. Also complex parameters are visualized and measured from different perspectives.

AREAL SURFACE TEXTURE MEASUREMENT Surface measurement according to ISO 25178 Surface roughness, in this module, is measured area based instead of profile based. Statistics include bearing area curve, fractal dimension, autocorrelation, gradient distribution, local homogeneity and spectral distribution. A specially designed filter allows form removal to verify roughness on large measurement fields.

VOLUME MEASUREMENT Quantification of pits and peaks The volume of features are measured according to a user defined border. The easy positioning of cutting layers or cutting surfaces provide a universal tool.

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MEASUREMENT MODULES BASED ON FOCUS-VARIATION

2D IMAGE MEASUREMENT Evaluation of 2D geometries In the 2D view of the measured surface features such as circles, straight lines, angles, parallel lines, distances, ellipses, rectangles etc. can be measured.

AUTOMATION Programmable solution for repeating measurement tasks InfiniteFocus measurement applications are programmable, from a simple profile form measurement to more complex hardware control.

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Modular software design The Alicona software design for 3D surface measurement is based on a modular concept which provides a wide range of benefits. » the generation of a 3D data set and the 3D measurement of another already existing data set, are performed independently of one another. Meaning, while one component's 3D data set is created, the operator simultaneously

CONTOUR MEASUREMENT Users measure angles, distances, circles, incircles, circumcircles, thread pitch etc. from every position. In addition, the contour measurement module includes roundness measurement. Even complex profiles of e.g. along a helix are measured.

measures another already existing data set without any restrictions. » the software modules can be supplemented as required. All Alicona measurement systems are based on the principle of individually adding further application specific modules. This way, operators have the possibility of e.g. adding modules for edge measurement to InfiniteFocus. These modules are

DIFFERENCE MEASUREMENT

standard features of the tool measurement device IF-EdgeMaster. » measurement modules have been

Difference measurement is used to numerically compare two different geometries. A typical application is the measurement of wear before and after use of a cutting tool. Also, users measure form deviations to a CAD-dataset or reference geometry. The module is also used in the field of Reverse Engineering.

developed by Alicona and share a consistent operation. Thus the practical application of a new module is possible immediately and intuitively. » the modular software design further enables e.g. customized measurement reports, automation and GD&T measurements.

FORM MEASUREMENT Operators measure regular geometries and curved surfaces. Automatic fitting of spheres, cones and cylinders allow the visualization and form measurement of tools and other components. Also, deviation from target geometry becomes clear. InfiniteFocus measurement modules I alicona

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MEASURE FROM EVERY POSITION

The Real3D technology automatically merges individual measurements from various directions into a complete 3D data set. InfiniteFocus is not limited to a view from one perspective when performing measurement. If required, a component is measured in 3D from different perspectives. This can either be achieved manually by the operator positioning the respective part or automatically by using the appropriate hardware add-ons. In both cases the individual measurements from various positions are automatically merged into a complete 3D data set. The

"Real3D" technology allows the component's visualization from different angles plus a measurement of contour, difference and form. This way, surface parameters that are normally difficult to access are measured quickly and effortlessly. Measuring with the Real3D technology is essentially more user friendly and more accurate than it can be achieved with conventional stitching techniques on the basis of mechanical rotation or transmission

Measure components around 360째 with a rotation unit The InfiniteFocus combined with the optional rotation unit Real3D, re-

3D. Therefore surface characteristics such as diverse flank angles,

present a genuine competitive advantage in, for example, the tool indu-

thread pitch, undercuts and clearance are accessed and measured. A

stry. Drills, milling cutters etc. are automatically rotated around 360째

number of various adapters enable the 360째 rotation of components

allowing operators to perform full form measurement of their tools in

without rotational symmetry.

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MULTI-MEASUREMENT

Fully automatically and in a high resolution in various positions, from various sides By using the so called „Multi-Measurement“ functionality, different surface features of components are measured from various positions and perspectives. In addition, single measurement fields in the referring measurement volume are captured in the exact geometric relation. Herewith, Alicona performs high resolution optical 3D coordinate measurement. In addition, rotation and tilting of components is achieved with accordant accessories. This enables users to measure further surface details at various positions, which are then optionally merged into a complete 3D dataset. When measuring e.g. a drill, not only the shaft of the tool is captured, but also the tool tip. Multi-Measurement also significantly increases the efficiency of repeatable measurement tasks as serial measurements are performed fully automatically.

INFINITEFOCUS ACCESSORIES

1

2

3

4

1-2 IF-GUIDE Components are continuously equally positioned and aligned to simplify automated measurements.

3 VACUUM-PLATE Used to vacuum clamp the specimen when measuring. Especially useful for thin-walled or sensitive material, e.g. sheets, paper or rubber.

4 SPACER-PLATE Heigth extension for the X/Y stage. Especially for roughness measurements a stable positioning can be ensured. The Spacer-Plate is available in two different heights: 17.5mm and 35mm.

5 RINGLIGHT Additional light source for improved illumination. Especially useful on very complex surfaces.

6 ROTATION-TABLE Hardware for aligning components along X or Y axis of the system. Ideal for the measurement of horizontal or vertical grooves.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION GENERAL SPECIFICATION Measurement principle

non-contact, optical, 3 dimensional, based on Focus-Variation

Measurement result

2-100mio 3D points in registered true color information (maximum is dependent on the used measurement module)

Maintenance

maintenance free

Illumination

white LED coaxial light, high power, controllable; Optional: white LED ring light, controllable, polarization

Nosepiece

6 objectives manual or motorized

Travel range

X:100mm, Y:100mm, Z:100mm

Weight

95-100kg, depending on equipment

Size measurement system WxDxH

710mm x 540mm x 628mm (up to 868mm)

Temperature range

possible: 5° - 40°C, calibrated for: 18° - 22°C (other temperature ranges can be calibrated)

Temperature gradient

less than 1° per hour

Power supply

900W;110-230V~; 50-60Hz

Size ControlUnit WxDxH

540mm x 682mm x 360mm

SPECIMEN Specimen surface texture

surface topography Ra above 10-15nm with a Lc of 2µm, surface structure dependent

Max. height of specimen

100mm up to 240mm

Max. weight of specimen

35kg, more on inquiry

Maximum slope angle

up to 85°

Sample preparation

none

OBJECTIVES Objectives

2,5x

5x

10x

20x

50x

100x

Lateral sampling distance

µm

3.52

1.76

0.88

0.44

0.18

0.09

Min. lateral resolution

µm

58.71

23.48

11.74

8.8

6.4

4.4

Max. lateral resolution

µm

6.92

3.49

1.75

0.88

0.64

0.44

Min. repeatability (vert.)

µm

0.8

0.12

0.03

0.015

0.008

0.003

Max. scan height (approx.)

mm

8

22

16

18

10

4

Scan speed*

µm/s

2300

400

100

50

20

10

nm

2300

410

100

50

20

10

3400

52000

160000

360000

500000

400000

Best vertical resolution** Vertical dynamic Working distance

mm

8.8

23.5

17.5

19.0

11

4.5

Field of view X

µm

5716

2858

1429

715

286

143

µm

4351

2175

1088

544

218

109

Max. extended field of view Y

Field of view Y

mm²

10000

10000

10000

4500

700

150

Max. uni-directional scan extension

mm

100

100

100

100

100

100

SOFTWARE

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Measurement modules and utilities

Standard: ProfileFormMeasurement (height, angle…), ProfileRoughnessMeasurement (Ra…), SurfaceTextureMeasurement (Sa, fractale dimension…), VolumeMeasurement, 3D-Editor, FormRemoval; Optional: 3DFormMeasurement, DifferenceMeasurement, ContourMeasurement, EdgeMeasurement;

Automation

IF Automation (built-in script editor), .NET Remoting interface

Visualization

2D-image and high resolution 3D visualization

Database

intuitive, graphical database

Import/Export

Simple export to STL and VRML, import of CAD-data with STL format, QDAS export, variety of reporting functionalities

Available in

German, English, Korean, Japanese

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RANGE OF RESOLUTION AND APPLICATIONS Objectives

2,5x

5x

10x

20x

50x

100x

Min. measurable height

nm

2300

410

100

50

20

10

Max. measurable height (approx.)

mm

8

22

16

18

10

4

%

-

0.05

0.05

0.05

0.05

0.05

Max. measurable area

mm²

10000

10000

10000

4500

700

150

Max. measurable profile length

mm

100

100

100

100

100

100

Min. repeatability

nm

800

120

30

15

8

3

Min. measurable roughness (Ra)*

nm

7000

1200

300

150

60

30

Min. measurable roughness (Sa)*

nm

3500

600

150

75

30

15

Min. measurable radius

µm

20

10

8

5

2

1

°

20

20

20

20

20

20

Step height accuracy (1mm height step)

Min. measurable vertical angle

The entries in the table are traceable values. *) The minimum measurable values are dependent on the structure of the specimen.

ACCURACY Roughness Measurement

U = 25nm at Ra =100nm

U = 40nm at Ra = 500nm

Height Measurement

MPE z = 300nm at z = 10µm

MPE z = 400nm at z = 100µm

MPE z = 500nm at z = 1000µm

Information about measurement conditions is given by request

(1) Sensor head and stiffened sensor ribs (2) passive vibration damping and x-/y-stage (3) manual nosepiece (4) motorized nosepiece (5) 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x objective (6) ring light (7) polarization disc for ring light (8) polarization for coaxial light source (9) height extension* for larger specimens (10) ClampingSet (11) InsertGrip (12) AdvancedInsertGrip (13) RotationTable (14) RotationGrip (15) Real3DRotationUnit *) can only be changed by certified Alicona service engineers InfiniteFocus Specification I alicona

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CUSTOMIZED MEASUREMENTS WITH INFINITEFOCUS X-LARGE Special measurement tasks need special measurement solutions. This is why Alicona offers the X-Large series of InfiniteFocus to characterize surfaces that are not suitable for the standard measurement system due to shape, size or weight of components to be measured. X-Large devices have a different look but offer the same benefits as the standard system: high vertical resolution of even complex forms with steep flanks, measurement of surfaces with varying material and reflection properties and registered color information with each measurement. fer in possible XY-travel ranges and a max

material is measurable as soon as there is a

adjustable and functionalities can easily be exten-

measurable weight of components. The cur-

minimum surface roughness of only a few na-

ded depending on application and measurement

rently available spectrum of InfiniteFocus X-

nometers. Typical applications are e.g. the au-

InfiniteFocus X-Large InfiniteFocus is easily

task. Its core technology, Focus-Variation, can

Large solutions includes travel ranges from

tomatic defect analysis of large measurement

be “transformed� into another hardware wit-

(mm) 200 x 200 up to 1000 x 1000 with a

fields or form measurement of laser structured

hout losing any of its variety. Area based mea-

max measurable weight of up to 20 kg. Howe-

geometries on printing plates.

surement with high measurement point

ver, on request an increased weight of com-

density, high repeatability, several options for

ponents is achievable. This flexibility is also

automation as well as high resolution measu-

valid for possible applications as each solid

rements even across large measurement volumes are key benefits that all X-Large variants of InfiniteFocus have in common. The systems dif-

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MEASUREMENT WITH EXTRAS Both the InfiniteFocus standard system and the X-Large series for the characterization of measurement fields larger than 10cm x 10cm are easily SPECIFICATION INFINITEFOCUS XL200

adoptable to particular environments and/or new conditions. This means that not only the hardware

Dimensions

810mm x 640mm x 780mm

Weight of system

120kg

Max. lateral travel range (x/y)

200mm x 200mm

Max. vertical travel range (z)

100mm

throughout new software modules. Instead of

Max. sample height

100mm*

purchasing a new measurement system because

Max. sample weight

20 kg

of new or additional measurement tasks which

can be changed to meet new requirements, but also the software is extendable individually

* can be extended

change former conditions to perform quality as-

SPECIFICATION INFINITEFOCUS XL 500

simple implementation of new software modules.

surance, Focus-Variation allows the quick and Dimensions

900mm x 1100mm x 800mm

This is valid for both already available software

Weight of system

300kg

modules as well as new modules on request. See

Max. lateral travel range (x/y)

500mm x 500mm

what is possible with Focus-Variation – there are

Max. vertical travel range (z)

100mm

packages on-hand for the groove measurement

Max. sample height

100mm*

Max. sample weight

10 kg**

* can be extended ** load must be centered

of golf clubs, the measurement of diamond particles, valve inspection, conrod and cams measurement etc.

SPECIFICATION INFINITEFOCUS XL 1000 Dimensions

1680mm x 785mm x 1700mm

Weight of system

1100kg

Max. lateral travel range (x/y)

1000mm x 1000mm

Max. vertical travel range (z)

100mm

Max. sample height

100mm*

Max. sample weight

200 kg

Max. sample dimensions

1100mm x 1500mm

* can be extended

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INFINITEFOCUSSL AS FAST AND INTUITIVE AS A 3D SURFACE PROFILER CAN BE

THE SYSTEM

InfiniteFocusSL is a cost efficient optical 3D profile measurement system for easy, fast and traceable 3D measurement of form and finish on micro structured surfaces. Users are able to measure form and roughness of components with only one system. In addition, color images with high contrast and depth of focus are achieved. The robust frame and the intelligent illumination technology provide fast and high resolution measurement in laboratory and production near environment.

THE BENEFITS

InfiniteFocusSL is particularly attractive due to its cost effectiveness, measurement speed and usability. The long working distance of up to 33mm in combination with the above average measurement field of 50x50mm allows a wide range of applications. Measurements are achieved within seconds, and features, such as a coaxial laser for quick and easy focusing enhance its usability.

THE APPLICATIONS

Applications range from cutting edge measurement in tool industry to quality assurance and surface finish measurement of micro components and features on surfaces. InfiniteFocusSL is used in the automotive, aerospace, mold and medical device industries. Users also measure difficult to access surface positions including steep flanks or the roughness on, for example, the tooth root of a gear.

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GENERAL SPECIFICATION Travel range X/Y

manual option: 25x25mm motorized option: 50x50mm

Vertical travel range Z

130mm (26mm motorized)

Illumination

LED ringlight with 24 segments

Weight

15kg

Dimensions

195x316x418mm (WxDxH)

OBJECTIVES 10x

20x

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

50x SX2

Sampling distance

µm

1

0.5

0.2

5

2

1

0.5

0.2

Min. repeatability (vertical)

nm

40

20

10

1240

180

45

25

15

Max. scan height (approx.)

mm

16

12

9

25

25

25

19

12

Best vertical resolution1

nm

100

50

20

3500

510

130

70

45

Working distance2

mm

17.5

13.0

10.1

34

34

33.5

20

13

Field of view X

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

Max. extended field of view

Field of view Y

mm²

2500

2500

1100

2500

2500

2500

2500

1100

Max. uni-directional measurement

mm

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

50x SX2

1) Vertical resolution can be adjusted in the IF-LaboratoryMeasurementModule 2) SX are objectives with higher working distance

RANGE OF RESOLUTION AND APPLICATIONS 10x Min. measurable radius

20x

µm

5

3

2

20

10

5

3

2

Min. measurable wedge angle

°

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

Min. measurable roughness (Ra)

nm

300

150

80

-

-

450

250

150

Min. measurable roughness (Sa)

nm

150

75

50

-

-

250

100

80

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Source: Alpha Bio Tec

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DENTAL IMPLANTS FORM AND ROUGHNESS FOR SAFE SEALING 3D measurement of implant and abutment Alpha Bio targets the ongoing improvement of measurements during development, production and final inspection of both dental implants and accessories. InfiniteFocusSL is used in all stages of the manufacturing process and enables “accurate, reliable and repeatable measurements”, says Alpha Bio. Both form and surface finish measurements even across large measurement fields are performed in only one system.

What

What

Innovation in development, production and final inspection

Internal conical connection and surface finish

ABOUT

IS MEASURED

Quality engineering at Alpha Bio focuses on measu-

InfiniteFocusSL is used to measure form

rement systems that are more precise, more ac-

and roughness. Among other geometries,

curate and more reliable in terms of repeatability

form measurement includes the verification

and reproducibility. With InfiniteFocusSL, the leading

of a cone´s open conical angle, its round-

manufacturer of advanced implantology and

ness as well as different radii and other

prosthetics solutions is now able to perform both

geometry requirements. In addition to form,

roughness and form measurements with only one

also surface finish measurements are

system. In particular, form measurement has opened

achieved. Both, internal and external roughness

up new measures in quality assurance, as it allows

even at the thread flank is measured. When

What THE CUSTOMER STATES

Josef Meisler Quality Engineering Alpha Bio Tec

the measurement of the internal conical connec-

measuring the external roughness of an im-

tion of implants. In combination with roughness

plant, areal measurements (Sa, Sq, Sz…)

measurement, this ensures the safe sealing of

lead to more significant results to verify the

“My first impression about Alicona

implant and abutment.

surface state.

was the high expertise and professionalism of its people. I immediately felt that I can rely on a strong partnership and continuous support as well as on the accurate and repeatable measurements

Where WHERE INFINITEFOCUS ALSO IS USED

achieved by the system. With InfiniteFocusSL I now measure parameters that I have never been able to inspect before. The Alicona 3D measurement system significantly upgrades Alpha

Volume measurement In addition to surface finish and form, volume measurements are performed. Registered 3D color

Bio´s quality engineering metrology lab.“

information enables comfortable alignment.

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IF-PROFILER HOW TO MEASURE ROUGHNESS AND SURFACE FINISH

THE SYSTEM Optical surface profilometry to measure roughness and form The IF-Profiler is a handheld 3D measurement system for high resolution measurement of surface finish including form. Users measure roughness and form of both, flat and curved components with only one system. The lightweight IF-Profiler consists of a 3D measurement sensor and a robust, at the same time handy framework. The ergonomic design combines ease of use and requested mechanical rigidity.

THE BENEFITS Flexible and easy to use The IF-Profiler achieves flexible measurements and applications at high measurement speed. Various positions and measurement fields are traceably and intuitively measured. Depending on the application, users gain results within 3 seconds. The working distance of up to 34mm in combination with a measurement field of up to 10mm x 10mm enables a high range of measurable components. Roughness is measured based on the extraction of a linear profile (ISO 4287/88). In addition, users benefit from areal measurements (ISO 25178) enabling the verification of local roughness and “real� surface state.

THE APPLICATIONS Quality assurance of car bodies, steel plates, print rolls, etc. Amongst other applications the IF-Profiler is used to measure surface finish and form even of large and heavy components. Fields of use are the measurement of e.g. turbine or rotor blades, steel and body type surfaces. Traceable measurements are achieved in high repeatability.

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GENERAL SPECIFICATION Travel range Z

25mm motorized

Illumination

LED ring light with 24 segments

Weight

6.5kg

Dimensions

157x300x344mm (WxDxH)

OBJECTIVE DETAILS 10x

20x

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

50x SX2

Sampling distance

µm

1

0.5

0.2

5

2

1

0.5

0.2

Min. repeatability (vertical)

nm

40

30

25

1240

180

45

30

25

Max. scan height (approx.)

mm

16

12

9

25

25

25

19

12

Best vertical resolution1

nm

100

80

60

3500

510

130

80

60

Working distance

mm

17.5

13.0

10.1

34

34

33.5

20

13

Field of view X

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

Field of view Y

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

50x SX2

RANGE OF RESOLUTION AND APPLICATION 10x

20x

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

Min. measurable radius

µm

5

3

2

20

10

5

3

2

Min. measurable angle

°

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

Min. measurable roughness (Ra) 1

nm

300

240

180

-

-

450

240

180

Min. measurable roughness (Sa) 1

nm

150

120

90

-

-

250

120

90

1) Vertical resolution and min. measurable roughness are adjusted automatically, dependent on application and environment (vibrations…) 2) SX stands for objectives with larger working distances

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Contactless cutting edge measurement in research and production

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Tool measurement » IF-EdgeMaster » IF-EdgeMasterHOB » IF-ToolPrecision

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IF-EDGEMASTER HOW TO MEASURE CUTTING EDGES OPTICALLY AND REPEATABLE ALSO IN PRODUCTION

THE SYSTEM

The IF-EdgeMaster is an optical 3D measurement device to automatically measure cutting tools. Typically, the system is used to measure cutting edges regardless of type, size, material or surface finish of the tool. Users measure radii > 2µm as well as rake, wedge and clearance angle of cutting edges. Both waterfall-type and trumpet-type are precisely measured. The robust technology of Focus-Variation delivers stable and traceable measurements also in a production near environment.

THE BENEFITS

The IF-EdgeMaster delivers fully automatic measurements and stable results even with external vibration and external light. The system provides user friendly operation with high measurement speed. High vertical resolution enables chipping measurement and, in addition, traceable roughness measurements at the rake face of an edge. A specially designed illumination technology enables optimized illumination of surfaces with short exposure times, leading to fast measurements.

THE APPLICATION

Users benefit from high resolution measurements during the whole manufacturing process. The IF-EdgeMaster is used to measure the green part of a tool as well as the highly polished component in its final stage. Typically, the measurement system is used to measure inserts, drills, millers etc. Advanced visualization including registered true color information allows transparent and provable quality assurance.

THE EXPERIENCE

“In addition to the large variety of measurement possibilities, it was the user friendly operation of the system that convinced us in the first place. These characteristics combined with the high measurement accuracy make this device an ideal tool for our production!” Ulrich Weber Special Tools Construction, SIMTEK

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GENERAL SPECIFICATION Travel range X/Y

manual option: 25x25mm, motorized option: 50x50mm

Travel range Z

130mm (26mm motorized)

llumination

LED ring light with 24 segments

Weight

15kg

Dimensions

195x316x418mm (WxDxH)

OBJECTIVE DETAILS 10x

20x

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

50x SX2

Sampling distance

µm

1

0.5

0.2

5

2

1

0.5

0.2

Min. repeatability (vertical)

nm

40

20

10

1240

180

45

25

15

Max. scan height (approx.)

mm

16

12

9

25

25

25

19

12

Best vertical resolution1

nm

100

50

20

3500

510

130

70

45

Working distance2

mm

17.5

13.0

10.1

34

34

33.5

20

13

Field of view X

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

Max. extended field of view

Field of view Y

mm²

2500

2500

1100

2500

2500

2500

2500

1100

Max. uni-directional measurement

mm

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50x SX2

1) The vertical resolution is automatically adjusted depending on the application. 2) Objectives with larger working distances are available (5x objective: 34mm, 10x objective: 33.5mm, 20x objective: 20mm, 50x objective: 13mm). For detailed specifications please contact sales@alicona.com.

RANGE OF RESOLUTION AND APPLICATIONS 10x

20x

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

µm

5

3

2

20

10

5

3

2

Min. measurable wedge angle

°

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

Min. measurable roughness (Ra)

nm

300

150

80

-

-

450

250

150

Min. measurable roughness (Sa)

nm

150

75

50

-

-

250

100

80

Min. measurable radius

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TRACEABLE 3D MEASUREMENT OF VARIOUS TOOL TYPES AND SIZES Fully automatic cutting edge measurement of inserts, micro end mills, drills, taps, etc. Users measure radii, shapes, chipping and roughness regardless of type, size, material or surface finish. Straight and curved edges and edges with or without bevels are measured.

A range of user friendly functions in hard and software supports the high measurement accuracy, high measurement speed and intuitive user guide.

» a coaxial laser, which enables best possible positioning and focusing of a component

» a robust coarse drive for a quick

RADIUS AND FORM MEASUREMENT Users measure e.g. radius, clearance angle (α), wedge angle (β), rake/ chipping angle (ɣ), edge symmetry (K) as well as negative and positive bevel lengths. Measurements include projected bevel length, true bevel length and bevel angles.

start of the measurement and an effortless change of specimen

» an optional motorized XY-

measurement stage with integrated axis control for the accurate measurement of various components and geometries

» a ring light with individually controllable segments based on a concentrator optics. This provides an optimal surface illumination with

CHIPPING MEASUREMENT High resolution enables the measurement of ISO 4287 conform parameters (Ra, Rq, Rz, Rp, Rv… ) along the edge, making e.g. edge defects measurable and visible.

high contrast and short exposure times

» a polarizer which is activated by motorization supports the measurement of highly polished components or other surfaces with high reflective properties

» a compact, lightweight control unit with integrated power supply for mobile and handy use

» a robust, compact and specially

“TRUE” EDGE CONTOUR THROUGH ELLIPTIC FIT Inserts with both waterfall and trumpet shapes are measured. A fit of elliptic shapes into the edge region describes the shape by two radial parameters. The edge can also be compared to user-defined basket arch files of arbitrary shape.

designed Z-axis with integrated 5nm resolution linear scale for maximum measurement accuracy, planarity and straightness

» a vibration-isolating frame including sensors to monitor vibrations, temperature and temperature gra dients for best possible use in a production near environment

FORM DEVIATION WITH DIFFERENCE MEASUREMENT 3D measurements are automatically compared to an imported 3D data set or reference geometry. Measurable parameters are e.g. min./max./mean deviation to reference surface. Also, form deviations are clearly visible by advanced color coded visualization.

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CUTTING TOOL INSERTS RADIUS AND BEVEL MEASUREMENT Exact cutting edge geometry for higher process reliability in production Practical 3D measurement in production has to be precise, quick and simple. The IF-EdgeMaster not only offers repeatable and traceable measurements within a few seconds but also a very simple and intuitive user interface. Simtek Precision Tools uses these benefits for high resolution edge measurement and provable quality assurance.

What

What

Each batch with same tool lifetime

Carbide inserts

Simtek Precision Tools develops, manu-

the measurement of very small radii on

factures and distributes high precision

carbide inserts. In addition, negative and

tools for high demands. The product

positive bevels on the inserts are mea-

range includes about 10,000 standard

sured as they decrease signs of wear

tools for Turning, Grooving, Groove

and increase durability. Negative bevels,

Milling, Broaching, Thread Whirling, Po-

for example, increase the cutting pres-

lygon Milling etc. One of the manufac-

sure and at the same time protect the

turer´s key priorities is to deliver tools

cutting edge. Detailed visualization of

that with each batch have the same

the measurements is used for transpa-

geometry and perform identically to

rent, provable quality assurance.

ABOUT

offer process reliability to their custo-

IS MEASURED

What THE CUSTOMER STATES

The IF-EdgeMaster is mainly used for

“In addition to the large variety of measurement possibilities, it was the user friendly operation of the system that convinced us. The IF-EdgeMaster has an extremely intuitive user interface and is very easy to operate. These characteristics combined with the high measurement accuracy make the device ideal for our production!”

mers. Cutting edge measurement is, amongst others, performed with the IF-EdgeMaster.

Ulrich Weber Special Tools Construction SIMTEK Precision Tools

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IF-EDGEMASTERHOB

IF-EdgeMasterHOB…

GENERAL SPECIFICATION Travel range

66mm (26mm motorized)

… is one of Alicona´s optical 3D tool measurement systems and a mar-

Rotation table

+/- 90°

ket specific adapation of the optical cutting edge measurement device IF-

Illumination

LED ring light

EdgeMaster. Due to a patent pending illumination technology and special

Weight

18kg

vibration isolation, the system is also suitable for the use in production.

Dimensions

299x254x502mm (WxDxH)

Sample size

Diameter 25-300mm

In terms of hard- and software, the IF-EdgeMasterHOB is adjusted to measure hob cutters. Users measure the edge geometry at the tooth

OBJECTIVE DETAILS

flank, the tooth root and tooth tip. This includes parameters such as radii, wedge angle, basket arch form (“waterfall” and/or “trumpet” type) as well

10x SX2 Sampling distance

µm

Min. repeatability (vertical)

nm

40

des both chipping and traceable roughness measurement. Other typical

Max. scan height (approx.)

mm

22

applications are wear measurement or the automatic comparison to CAD

Best vertical resolution1

nm

100

data or reference geometry. A large vertical working distance allows ef-

Working distance2

mm

33.5

fortless measurement of cutting edges even in areas that are hard to ac-

Field of view X

µm

1760

Field of view Y

µm

1320

as positive and negative bevel of the edge. In addition, the system provi-

cess. Users measure hob cutters at every stage of manufacture, regardless of surface finish or coating.

1.1

1) The vertical resolution is automatically adjusted depending on the application. 2) Objectives with larger working distances.

RANGE OF RESOLUTION AND APPLICATIONS 10x SX1 Min. measurable radius Min. measurable wedge angle

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µm

6

°

20

Uncertainty of angle

°

0.5

Max. Bevel length

µm

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HOB CUTTERS EDGE MEASUREMENT AT TOOTH FLANK, TOOTH ROOT AND TOOTH TIP

Optimized cutting edge geometry for controlled tool lifetime in operation When LMT Fette introduced a new blasting technology for cutting edge preparation of hob cutters, a quick and reliable measurement system to support this process was necessary. In selecting the IF-EdgeMasterHOB, the manufacturer of precision tools chose another one of Alicona´s 3D measurement systems. Quality assurance with the IF-EdgeMasterHOB enables the production of hob cutters with optimized geometry and identical tool-lifetime in operation.

What

What

In-process measurement to produce hob cutters with equal cutting edge geometry

Form and chipping

ABOUT

Due to a new technology for cutting

IS MEASURED

What THE CUSTOMER STATES

The IF-EdgeMasterHOB is used for hob cutters in the model range 1-7. This means that LMT Fette is able to measure tooth sizes of up to 11mm with one ob-

edge preparation LMT Fette manufactu-

jective. High emphasize is placed on the

res hob cutters with an equal geometry.

edge measurement at the tooth flank, the

This enables the supplier to offer tools

tooth root and the tooth tip. This includes

that provide identical lifetime in produc-

parameters such as radius, wedge angle,

“Being able to measure the edge radius of both,

tion. The edge geometry of the hob cut-

basket arch form (waterfall-type and trum-

tooth tip and tooth flank over this broad range is,

ters is verified with high resolution and

pet-type) as well as bevel length. In addi-

as far as I know, not possible with any other sy-

traceable 3D measurements with the

tion, the IF-EdgeMasterHOB is used for

stem. The high resolution 3D measurements with

IF-EdgeMasterHOB. The optical 3D mea-

measure chipping.

the IF-EdgeMasterHOB enable us to offer tools

surement system delivers repeatable re-

with dimensional accuracy, optimized surface state

sults even at positions which have been

and an equal geometry for increased process re-

difficult to access before use of the

liability. Also, the system´s user friendliness and

Alicona system.

the independence from user influence are truly impressive.”

Tobias Schulz Head of quality assurance in gearing LMT Werkzeugtechnologie

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IF-TOOLPRECISION AUTOMATIC 3D MEASUREMENT OF TAPS

THE SYSTEM

The IF-ToolPrecision is a non contact, automatic 3D tool measurement system for areal based and high resolution measurement of shank-tools. The system is optimized to measure taps. It combines all the functionalities of a coordinate measurement machine, a surface measurement device and a contour plus roundness measurement system. Users measure relevant parameters in the chamfer area, the flute and in the thread.

THE BENEFITS

The IF-ToolPrecision measures with a high measurement point density at high user friendliness. This is valid for the use in both research and single handed operation. There are no time consuming calibration routines necessary as the insertion of the tool is very simple with auto calibration included. This both reduces measurement times and increases accuracy. Measurement reports include OK/NOT OK status, tolerances and visualization in registered true color information.

THE APPLICATIONS

The IF-ToolPrecision measures with a high measurement point density. Users benefit from a detailed and dense visualization which makes the system to an ideal tool in both tool design and reverse engineering. The 3D measurement system is used for both, 3D digitalization of the tool and automatic comparison with CAD data.

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THE EXPERIENCE “Before IF-ToolPrecision, there worldwide was no comparable system available – neither in function nor in precision.”

Michael Ackermann Bass GmbH & Co.KG

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Stable 3D measurement in production

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Quality assurance in production Âť IF-SensorR25 Âť IF-Portable

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IF-SENSORR25 HOW TO ACHIEVE STABLE 3D MEASUREMENT IN PRODUCTION

THE SYSTEM Optical 3D measurement sensor IF-SensorR25 is a solid optical 3D measurement instrument for automated form and roughness measurement in production. The sensor is integrated into a production line and delivers high resolution, repeatable and traceable results when measuring surface characteristics in the Âľm or sub-Âľm range. This resolution can hardly be achieved by conventional 2D solutions or tactile techniques.

THE BENEFITS A measurement procedure from development to production The robust technology of Focus-Variation delivers high resolution results with high repeatability in research and production. Therefore IF-SensorR25 is a platform that enables the use of the same measurement process both in-line and in the lab. Standardized interfaces (QDAS) support an easy and quick integration into production allowing comparable in-line and lab measurements.

THE APPLICATION Measurement of surface quality and finest form tolerances IF-SensorR25 is a measurement system for quality assurance in serial production. It is suitable for numerous materials including composite materials. Applications range from tool to automotive industry, die casting industry and any form of precision manufacturing. The modular design allows arbitrary extensions of hard- and software for new and/or complex measurement tasks.

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GENERAL SPECIFICATION Travel range Z

26mm motorized

Illumination

LED ring light with 24 segments

Weight

4kg

Dimensions

126x153x220mm (WxDxH)

OBJECTIVE DETAILS 10x

20x

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

50x SX2

Sampling distance

µm

1

0.5

0.2

5

2

1

0.5

0.2

Min. repeatability (vertical)

nm

40

20

10

1240

180

45

25

15

Max. scan height (approx.)

mm

16

12

9

25

25

25

19

12

Best vertical resolution1

nm

100

50

20

3500

510

130

70

45

Working distance2

mm

17.5

13.0

10.1

34

34

33.5

20

13

Field od view X

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

µm

2000

1000

400

10000

4000

2000

1000

400

Max. extended field of view

Field of view Y

mm²

2500

2500

1100

2500

2500

2500

2500

1100

Max. uni-directional measurement

mm

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50x SX2

1) Vertical resolution can be adjusted in IF-LaboratoryMeasurementModule. 2) SX stands for objectives with larger working distances.

RANGE OF RESOLUTION AND APPLICATIONS 10x

20x

50x

2x SX2

5x SX2

10x SX2

20x SX2

µm

5

3

2

20

10

5

3

2

Min. measurable wedge angle

°

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

Min. measurable roughness (Ra)

nm

300

150

80

-

-

450

250

150

Min. measurable roughness (Sa)

nm

150

75

50

-

-

250

100

80

Min. measurable radius

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IF-PORTABLE HOW TO MEASURE MICRO STRUCTURED SURFACES ON LARGER COMPONENTS

THE SYSTEM

The IF-Portable is an optical 3D measurement device to measure form and roughness on also larger components. The standard configuration allows the high resolution measurement of surface fields of up to (mm) 50x50x26. Typically, the system is used for near and or in production quality assurance. As an easy to handle and portable system it is a flexible measurement station which can be used wherever it is needed.

THE BENEFITS

A key feature is the integrated revolving nosepiece to change objectives and measurement resolution. This increases measurement precision as each objective is pre-calibrated, avoiding error-prone readjustment or recalibration processes. Also, easy automation of measurements increases process reliability, production efficiency and usability.

THE APPLICATIONS

A large vertical scanning range enables the measurement of various geometry types and forms. Amongst others, a key application is platen inspection in print industry. Further fields of use are the measurement of turbine or rotor blades, steel and body type surfaces. Users achieve traceable measurements in high repeatability.

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THE EXPERIENCE “The form of a laser structured surface geometry is a crucial challenge when it comes to measure a platen. With the IF-Portable system we have found a solution which really delivers precise results.”

Andreas Tillmann project management Heidelberger Druck

GENERAL SPECIFICATION Travel range X/Y

50x50mm

Travel range Z

26mm

Illumination

LED coaxial light

Weight

9.3kg (dependent from configuration)

Dimensions

300x180x260mm (WxDxH)

OBJECTIVE DETAILS Sampling distance Min. repeatability (vertical) Max. scan height (approx.) Best vertical resolution1 Working distance Field od view X Field of view Y Max. uni-directional measurement

µm nm mm nm mm µm µm mm

2.5x 4.4 645 8.0 1800 8.5 7040 5280 50

5x 2.2 160 22.0 450 23.5 3520 2640 50

10x 1.1 40 16.0 110 17.5 1760 1320 50

20x 0.55 25 18.0 60 19.0 880 660 50

50x 0.22 25 10.5 60 11.0 352 264 50

100x 0.11 25 4 60 4.5 176 132 50

1) Vertical resolution can be adjusted in IF-LaboratoryMeasurementModule

RANGE OF RESOLUTION AND APPLICATION 2.5x

5x

10x

20x

50x

100x

Max. measurable area

mm²

2500

2500

2500

2500

1000

210

Min. measurable angle

°

20

20

20

20

20

20

Min. measurable roughness (Ra)

nm

5400

1350

335

180

180

180

Min. measurable roughness (Sa)

nm

2700

680

170

90

90

90

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Technology & Accessories

» Principle of Focus-Variation » Traceable roughness measurement » Focus-Variation from the perspective of a tool research association: A guest editorial

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RELIABLE ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENT MEANS TRACEABLE ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENT

Based on the Focus-Variation technology, InfiniteFocus offers a high measurement system capability for measuring surface roughness. Roughness is measured profile based according to ISO 4287/88 and area based according to ISO 25178. Due to unique technology and system specific characteristics, operators perform repeatable and traceable roughness measurements down to 0.05 µm. A high vertical and lateral resolution enables measurements of components with low roughness but also of highly textured surfaces. This measurement performance is supported by the flexible lighting technology which allows the measurement of steep flanks and materials with varying surface characteristics. The large vertical travel range with a long working distance makes it possible to measure varied component forms and types. Using standards of the PTB (Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, the national metrology institute providing scientific and technical services) and the DKD (Deutscher Kalibrierdienst) for calibration and adjustment guarantee traceable results.

The high vertical and lateral resolution of InfiniteFocus is based on: » a robust measurement sensor with integrated granite

» a glass scale with a 2nm resolution » specially developed lens

» a high quality and high resolution CCD sensor

» an optical vibration isolation

Area based surface parameters conforming to ISO 25178 » Height parameter (Sa, Sq, ..)

» Lateral parameter (Sdq, Sdr, ..)

» Functional parameter (Sk, volume parameter...) » Features (Sda, ….)

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PROVABLE PRECISION OPTICAL ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENT WITH INFINITEFOCUS Due to the Alicona roughness standard the optical roughness measurement of InfiniteFocus guarantees traceable precision: » The standard that is traceable to the PTB is applicable for all optical techniques included in EN ISO.

» This roughness standard is suitable for optical as well as for tactile scanning and thus enables comparison to tactile roughness measurements.

» Available roughness values: Ra 100nm, 500nm and 3000nm

Average roughness value Ra Tactile measurement

Optical measurement with InfiniteFocus

Roughness standard 100

100nm

103nm

Roughness standard 500

503.5nm

501.3nm

How Focus-Variation works

The specimen is placed onto the stage and is illuminated with modulated light. This light is transmitted through the optic and focused through a beam splitter onto the specimen. Coaxial illumination is created.

The light is reflected by the specimen and projected on to a digital sensor in the precision optic. Depending on the objective selected various lateral and vertical resolutions can be achieved.

As the distance between specimen and objective is varied the change of sharpness is measured. Depending on the 3-dimensional structure of the specimen some areas are depicted sharp or not, the sharp data is used to construct the 3D dataset.

Essential to the measurement result is the correct interaction of modulated illumination with continuous vertical movement and the quality of the sensor measurement. This process is achieved with the SmartFlash technology developed by Alicona.

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TECHNOLOGY: FOCUS-VARIATION InfiniteFocus is based on the principle of Focus-Variation. It is a robust technology with a high measurement point density including information about measurement uncertainty. Focus-Variation is applied in both research and production.

MEASUREMENT POINT DENSITY AND REPEATABILITY A large number of dense measurement points, also on larger areas, provides highly repeatable measurements. Alicona also automatically provides an estimation of the repeatability of every single measurement value analyzing the variance of each measurement point in the Z-direction. This repeatability measure helps to evaluate the quality of individual measurement points. This again allows measurement results that are easy to interpret. In addition it shows if and to which extend vibrations occurred during the measurement.

InfiniteFocus provides high resolution and reproducible measurement results in both the lab and in rougher manufacturing environments. » The technology works reliably and is not affected by environmental influences such as temperature or ambient light. This is due to the large amount of data that is used for measuring every single z-value. » InfiniteFocus is a high quality measurement device and generally insensitive to external influences. The system includes a vibration absorption construction and is therefore vibration resistant. » Various light sources minimize the impact of light. » InfiniteFocus delivers an estimation of the measurement uncertainty for every 3D-point. 62

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INFINITEFOCUS: Dr. Manfred Prantl, Alicona R&D CEO “Security and reliability are the cornerstones in each development. We develop with high investment in R&D, ensuring that we can tackle the needs required in industry and science.” » All Alicona measurement systems guarantee versatility and precision. » The use of the measurement systems is easy to understand even though a variety of different settings is provided. » All measurement results are traceable back to the PTB as well as to NPL. Additionally we have developed our own standard that allows the verification of the accuracy of optical roughness measurements.


FOCUS-VARIATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A TOOL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION A GUEST EDITORIAL BY HEINZ-WOLFGANG LAHMANN

Heinz-Wolfgang Lahmann from the Society for Production Engineering and Development (GFE e.V.) Schmalkalden/Germany is an expert in the application of optical measurement procedures for the evaluation of precision tools. Among other subjects, he specializes in the metrological characterization of a tool's micro geometry and is familiar with the developments in measurement and test engineering. For basic research on cutting edge characterization he also uses Focus-Variation. From the traceable edge measurement with InfiniteFocus he expects significant progress, which he describes as follows. There is still a huge need in the research on the problem, what impact typical parameters of a cutting edge produce on the processing result. During industry for quality assurance is mainly focused on the measurement of a radius, chipping, wear and micro cracks, research however is dealing with a problem, which additional surface parameters can be used for a functional description of a cutting edge. Recent developments in metrology help us to move forward with relevant activities. This is why, among other factors, the impact of a form of the cutting edge and its roughness is examined as to their influence on the results of processing. Here the Focus-Variation turns to be increasingly establishing itself as an appropriate technology. The area based, high resolution measurements that can be achieved by FocusVariation open new possibilities for research, and, consequently, new insights into cutting edge characterization which was not possible in such a form until now. One of the most significant benefits for us is the fact that we are now able to perform traceable measurements of both geometry and roughness of various edge types.

"One of the greatest advantages, besides the high vertical resolution, is the fact that with FocusVariation we are able to perform traceable measurements of geometry and roughness of different edge forms." The main subject of our current studies is dealing with possible effects that the cutting edge form might produce on the processing result in addition to the edge radius. Therefore every common edge form, ranging from simple edge roundness to a more complex, elliptic form has to be completely measured. At GFE we perform these measurements pri-

Another subject of research is the correlation between a tool and a workpiece. The study examines effects of the material, a tool has been made of, on the machined workpiece or vice versa, how the material of a workpiece affects the tools as for its wear and the like. Here, we benefit from the flexibility of InfiniteFocus as we use the system for the measurement of a tool and a workpiece. For a research association, visualization plays an important role as well. It delivers an additional evaluation possibility for a better analysis of a tool. The visualization in true color information with InfiniteFocus also allows us to detect coated areas quickly and without much effort.

marily by means of InfiniteFocus optical measuring system. Due to a lateral resolution in the submicrometer range and a vertical resolution in nanometer range, the device is ideal for defining necessary roughness parameters. With the 3D measurement device by Alicona we also measure additional parameters such as the roughness on the clearance and chip surface. These parameters analyze the impact of roughness on the machining process, workpiece quality, durability and chip flow.

Heinz-Wolfgang Lahmann Society for Production Engineering and Development (GFE e.V.), Schmalkalden/Germany

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ACCESSORIES Alicona offers a range of accessories which increases usability and minimize user influence. A selection of standards ensures traceability of the measurements performed.

1

4

5

1 TOOL-GRIP Grip for user-friendly and repeatable clamping of shaft tools. Tools with diameters of up to 30mm and lengths of up to 250mm are measurable. Usable for: IF-EdgeMaster, InfiniteFocusSL, InfiniteFocus

2 ADVANCED REAL3D ROTATION UNIT Grip including automatic motorized tilt axis for full form measurement of components. Its special design allows the use of the same clamping system that is applied in production. Users avoid the inefficient achievement to remove a tool from the clamping system used in manufacturing to then fix it in a different tool holder to perform 3D measurements. Usable for: InfiniteFocus, InfiniteFocusXL200

3 COLLET CHUCK Extension of the Real3D rotation unit to clamp tools with shaft diameters down to 1mm. In total, a set of four different chucks (1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm) is offered. Usable for: InfiniteFocus

4 NANO GRIP Sample holder to fix components with a smooth contact surface in XY. Usable for: InfiniteFocus, InfiniteFocusSL, IF-EdgeMaster, IF-Profiler

6

5 INSERT-GRIP A tool for placing small components in an exact 45째 position. This minimizes sources of error and increases repeatability. Usable for: IF-EdgeMaster, InfiniteFocus, InfiniteFocusSL, IF-Profiler

6 ADVANCED-INSERT-GRIP Grip for the measurement of small objects in variable oblique positions. This grip can be adjusted to most specimens and also locked in the desired position. Measurement comfort and repeatability are increased. Usable for: IF-EdgeMaster, InfiniteFocus, InfiniteFocusSL

7 ROTATION GRIP Clamping device for horizontal mounting of components such as drills or milling cutters. Tools are rotated into the desired position to also easily measure cutting edges. Usable for: InfiniteFocus, InfiniteFocusSL, IF-EdgeMaster

8 CLAMPING-SET A set of different clamping bars for mounting and securing specimens in a certain position: A flexible solution for flat, steep and round components. Usable for: IF-EdgeMaster, InfiniteFocus, InfiniteFocusSL

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Optical 45째 mirror to also measure the inner geometry of components. Usable for: InfiniteFocus


2

3

7

8

9

10 IF-TRAVELLER 10

Case for the flexible transport of Alicona´s InfiniteFocusSL, IF-EdgeMaster and IF-Profiler. It is designed to easy pack and unpack the systems for 3D measurements independent from a defined location. Usable for: InfiniteFocusSL, IF-EdgeMaster, IF-Profiler

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STANDARDS 1 VERIFICATION TOOL Standard, traceable to the PTB, with miscellaneous form artifacts such as steep slopes, angles and cylinder sizes. Used for verifying the accuracy of form measurements. Usable for: All Alicona 3D measurement systems

1

2 ROUGHNESS STANDARD Roughness standard for optical and tactile measurements traceable to the PTB. With this tool, the accuracy of optical roughness measurements is verified. All ISO optical measurement techniques are validated. Usable for: All Alicona 3D measurement systems

2

3 CALIBRATION TOOL Standard, traceable to the PTB, for verifying the vertical and lateral accuracy. It provides a height step (1000µm) for the vertical check and various chess patterns for the verification of lateral results. Usable for: All Alicona 3D measurement systems

4 AREAL ROUGHNESS STANDARD Standard, traceable to NPL, for verifying optical roughness measurements. It provides the calibration of areal roughness parameters such as Sa, Sq or Sz in compliance with ISO 25178. Usable for: All Alicona 3D measurement systems

3

5 DEPTH MEASUREMENT STANDARD Standard, traceable to national metrology institutes, for the verification of small scale height measurements. Height steps from 0.24µm to 75µm are provided. Usable for: All Alicona 3D measurement systems

4

6 EDGE CALIBRATION TOOL Standard, traceable to national metrology institutes, for the verification of edge measurements. It shows radii from 1µm to 20µm. Usable for: All Alicona 3D measurement systems

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SELECTED CUSTOMERS Bass

Ceratizit

EDM

ETH

Fette

FZG

Fraunhofer Vision

Fraunhofer IPA

Heidelberg

Inspire

NFI

NPL

Thyssen Krupp

PTB

PTS

SIMTEK

TU Hamburg Harburg

Vollmer

VW

University of Wisconsin

KomatsuSeiki

Vargus

IFAS

Makino

Profin

Atomic

LMT Fette

Rohde & Schwarz

GF AgieCharmilles

GFE

Cassidian

Sutton Tools

Intai

Jarvis

Roush Yates

Shanghai Cheng Qin Tools Selected customers who have contributed to the magazine series FOCUSvariation.

Alpha Bio Tec

OTEC

Diehl Metall

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