IJAT Vol.3 No.4 pp. 408-414
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2009.p0408


On-Machine Measurement of Tool Cutting Edge Profiles

Takemi Asai, Sayeda Ferdous, Yoshikazu Arai, Yi Yang, and Wei Gao

Nano-Metrology and Control Laboratory, Department of Nanomechanics, Tohoku University, 6-6-01 Aramaki Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan

March 2, 2009
April 4, 2009
July 5, 2009
diamond cutting tool, force microscope, diamond turning

An on-machine profile measuring system for diamond cutting tools was constructed. It is based on the atomic force microscope (AFM). The characteristics evaluation experiment of the AFM unit was carried out. On-machine measurements of three tools, one having a straight cutting edge and the other two having round edges with nose radii of 0.2 mm and 0.1 mm, respectively, were conducted to demonstrate the applicability of this system.

Cite this article as:
Takemi Asai, Sayeda Ferdous, Yoshikazu Arai, Yi Yang, and Wei Gao, “On-Machine Measurement of Tool Cutting Edge Profiles,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.3, No.4, pp. 408-414, 2009.
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