OCTOBER 4 - 9, 2021 || Milano, Italy

Explore the optical CMM machine at EMO MILANO 2021

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Of course, the event will take place in compliance with all COVID-19 prevention measures.

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µCMM | 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
4 - 9 October, 2021

Meet us at EMO Milano 2021, Italy


Also at EMO 2021

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.

Bruker Alicona @ EMO 2021

Highly accurate optical 3D measurement systems

InfiniteFocus G5plus

With the InfiniteFocus G5plus 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. 

Cobot | Collaborative robots & optical measuring sensor

Our Cobots combine a collaborative 6-axis robot arm and a robust optical 3D measurement sensor to deliver traceable and repeatable high-resolution measurements, even in production. They require no prior knowledge of metrology and make handling, programming and executing measurement series easy. 

Bruker Alicona Turbine Cobot

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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

3D measurement technology & AI ensure reliable powertrain technologies

Infinite FocusSL with measurement report

For the implementation of a new laser cleaning process, Vitesco Technologies, formerly Continental Division Powertrain was looking for a measuring device to monitor the performance and quality of laser processing in series production. The automotive supplier found it in a Bruker Alicona 3D measuring system. In addition to the 3D topography measurement, this offers a new classification software. Based on AI, the software automatically detects OK and not OK surfaces.