Cutting edge assessment
Radius uniformity and angles on the edge help to understand the behavior that the cutting tool will exhibit. All those parameters are automatically extracted by the Edge plugin in our SensoPRO software. There are many types of cutting tool and since we have 3 technologies in our sensorhead, we can choose the proper technology for each tool.
Measuring the roughness of the tool tell us if the cut piece needs a polishing treatment. For diamond tools, we find that the surface finish is extremely polished and only PSI technology has a fine enough resolution to measure it (down to 0.01nm). The S neox Five Axis system is also needed to place the sample perpendicular to the optical axis so PSI can perform.
Full 3D characterization of a drill bit
To measure this sample, Focus Variation is needed due to the high slopes present in the sample. That said, traditional FV technology wouldn’t be able to image a surface this smooth. Our Active Illumination Focus Variation overcomes that limitation and easily images the full 3D shape. CAD deviation and key parameters can be extracted from the measurements using Geomagic Control X.