CANCELLED: 10-13 November, 2020 || Augsburg, Germany

GrindTec 2020: Optimize your grinding processes

With Bruker Alicona measuring technology you verify the quality of semi-finished products, punching tools and punched components during production.



Optical CMM machine to measure tight tolerances

µCMM, the first purely optical CMM machine, is used to measure extremely tight tolerances in high accuracy. Users combine advantages from tactile coordinate measuring technology and optical surface measuring technology and measure the dimension, position, shape and roughness of components with only one sensor.

Alicona CMM with Real3D rotation unit
10-13 November, 2020

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Also at GrindTec 2020

How optical 3D metrology can help to identify the correct tool and machining parameters of cutting tools

Wear Measurement Animation

Wear Measurement Module

Automatic Wear Measurement on Cutting Tools

The wear measurement is an extension of the Bruker Alicona measuring systems for optical cutting edge measurement. Users automatically measure differential parameters and wear parameters according to ISO 8688 (Tool Life Testing in Milling), such as flank wear.

How to automate

Automation is more than the automatic measurement of surface roughness and shape parameters. Automation means simple interaction between administrator and machine operator, intuitive order management, high measuring accuracy as well as simple communication and networking with existing production systems including the connection to an ERP and QM system. The following is an overview of the automation options available. The range includes "simple" automated measurement up to the realization of Smart Manufacturing.

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Highly accurate optical 3D measurement systems

InfiniteFocus G5

With the Bruker Alicona G5 users benefit from a micro-coordinate 3D measuring machine and a surface roughness measuring device, combined in a single system. The principle of Focus-Variation allows the measurement of shape and roughness on small, large and heavy components. With an automation interface, InfiniteFocus can also be used for fully automatic measurement in production.

InfiniteFocus SL

InfiniteFocusSL is a cost efficient optical 3D measurement system for easy, fast and traceable measurement of form and finish on micro structured surfaces. Users measure both form and roughness of components with only one system. Measurements are achieved in seconds and features, such as a coaxial laser for quick and easy focusing, further increase usability. With an automation interface, InfiniteFocusSL is also applied for fully automatic measurement in production.



It is a fully automated cutting edge measurement system for quality assurance of drills, millers and other round tools to be applied in production. Specifically, the EdgeMasterX enables 3D measurement of multiple cutting edges. When utilized in combination with a motorized rotation unit, users benefit from the measurement of multiple tool edges, even chamfered edges, in one single measurement run. 


The EdgeMasterHOB is one of Alicona´s optical tool measurement systems and a market-specific adaption of the optical cutting edge measurement system EdgeMaster. Like all Alicona tool measurement systems, the EdgeMasterHOB is used for automated quality assurance.

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How optical 3D metrology can help to identify the correct tool and machining parameters of cutting tools


Controlling tool quality on the shop floor

Watch our webinar that was held in cooperation with OSG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of shank tools.

In this webinar you will learn more about the optimization of your systems through optical 3D metrology:

  • Quality assurance of drills, cutters and threading tools
  • Automatic tool edge measurement 
  • Round tool geometry and roughness
  • New measurement solutions
  • Data exchange with ERP/QM systems
  • Shop floor automation


OSG Tools
OSG Tooling Measurement Report

OSG Tooling Measurement Report

Measurement Report

Reliable tool quality control

Get to know how international tool manufacturer OSG uses Alicona metrology to ensure high quality tool performance. To analyse the tools, the following parameters are measured:

  • the optical measurement of edge radii of all four cutting edges at defined positions relative to the tip
  • the optical measurement of profile roughness along one of the edges to identify chipping
  • the optical measurement of surface roughness inside the flute

White Paper

Are your cutting tools competitive?

Users of drills and milling cutters often complain about edge defects, rapid wear, long machining times or unsatisfying results on the workpiece. In most of the cases, failures can be attributed to the tool’s incorrect surface finish or lack of know-how. The following white-paper “Are your cutting tools competitive” shows how optical 3D measurement technology can help to identify ideal tool and machining parameters and thus meet customer requirements.

White Paper: Are your cutting tool competitive?

User Cases | Practical Experiences

Read how our customers use optical 3D measuring systems in their quality assurance.

The applications found daily in various fields create additional benefits that you too can experience from using Focus Variation!