A precision instrument for 3D edge profile measurement of single point diamond micro-cutting tools

Takemi Asai, Yoshikazu Aral, Wei Gao

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Abstract

This paper describes an instrument for 3D edge profile measurement of diamond micro-cutting tools used for ultra-precision fabrication of micro-structures. The measurement targets of this instrument are round-nose tools with nose radii of less than 100 μn. The core elements of the instrument are an atomic force microscope (AFM) for profile measurement of the tool edge and an optical sensor for alignment of the AFM cantilever tip with the tool edge. A three-axis closed-loop controlled PZT scanner is employed in the AFM for high-accuracy profile measurement and DC-servo-motor-driven stages are employed in the alignment mechanism for automatic alignment. Measurement experiments of micro-tools with nose radii of 30 μm and 8 μn are carried out, respectively. Cutting edge radii, nose local radii and edge contour roundness are evaluated based on the 3D edge profile measurement data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)892-896
Number of pages5
JournalSeimitsu Kogaku Kaishi/Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Volume75
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AFM
  • Cutting edge radius
  • Edge contour
  • Edge profile measurement
  • Micro-cutting tool
  • Nose radius

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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