Measurement of cutting tool edges
Razor blade sharpness measurement
Defect inspection on a fir-tree base of a jet engine turbine disk
Automated or in-lab inspection
Automation of edge metrology is fully supported by the EdgeInspect system capabilities such as datum alignment, automated pass/fail reporting, and exportable reports. Edge break data may be evaluated with respect to user-defined criteria (GD&T, sharpness, surface roughness, and detection of defects), or compared to a reference CAD model. For in-lab inspection, accompanying metrology software on a PC (e.g., PolyWorksTM) enables full viewing and analysis of the acquired point cloud as a 3D interactive map. Views such as deviation maps provide key insight into edge machining and finishing processes.