Bruker Alicona Showcases Cutting-Edge Metrology Solutions for Precision Dies at EMO 2023

by Anna

Hannover, Germany – Bruker Alicona, a leading provider of advanced metrology solutions, unveils its latest innovations in measurement automation designed for precision dies and edge preparation on round tools at EMO 2023. These solutions are poised to establish new benchmarks in terms of speed, accuracy, repeatability, and traceability, and they will be available for live demonstrations for the first time at EMO in Hannover (Hall 6, Stand C09).

Edge preparation, a pivotal process in precision engineering, plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality of round tools. By meticulously shaping and refining the cutting edges of tools such as drills, drills with shafts, end mills, and reamers, edge preparation eliminates imperfections, mitigates tool failure, and optimizes performance.


This process not only extends the lifespan of tools but also enhances machining accuracy, surface finish, and productivity. Embracing edge preparation empowers manufacturers to unlock the full potential of their round tools, achieving unparalleled precision and competitiveness in today’s demanding manufacturing landscape.


Bruker Alicona’s automated edge preparation measurement system revolutionizes this process through a streamlined three-step approach. The round tool is securely clamped in the rotation unit, followed by automatic alignment to the CAD model using MetMaX, their proprietary software. Operators can effortlessly select the desired edges for automatic measurement and evaluation, simplifying the entire process.


Urban Muraus, General Manager at Bruker Alicona, emphasized, “We firmly believe that the future of edge prep measurement lies in optical technology, and MetMaX is the go-to software for this purpose. With MetMaX, manufacturers can focus on what to measure rather than how to measure, making the solution production-ready without requiring specific metrology expertise.”


Bruker Alicona’s commitment to technological advancement extends to the precision die industry as well. By introducing automated measurement solutions for stamping dies, punching, and bending tools, the company empowers manufacturers to achieve unparalleled levels of accuracy, efficiency, and reliability in their production processes.

Bruker Alicona’s turnkey automated optical measurement solution assesses the complete surface of the form-giving shape, ensuring manufacturing tolerances as low as 0.010mm, surpassing the limitations of tactile-based technologies such as long measuring times, restricted 2D profile evaluations, or compromises in accuracy and resolution.

The in-house software, MetMaX, guarantees superior usability during the teach-in process, further enhancing its appeal to industry partners. Collaborative industry leaders, including TE Connectivity, Stepper, Kleiner, and Hailtec, have lauded the future-proof nature of Bruker Alicona’s solution, which boasts full compatibility with PMI (Product Manufacturing Information).

Christian Hamann, Business Unit Manager Tool Technology at Kleiner, highlighted, “With Bruker Alicona, we are already able to automatically initiate and execute the measuring process within our production process. We are currently working on enabling networking with other machines so that machine parameters are automatically and continuously adjusted based on the measurement results.”

Visit Bruker Alicona at EMO 2023 to experience these groundbreaking metrology solutions firsthand and witness the future of precision measurement and edge preparation.

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