Unique multi-feature tool control and visualization

Connect process patterns of tool-associated characteristics to determine the most effective solutions

Assess and predict multi-feature tool performance with precision and reliability 

  • Majority of cutting tools create multiple dimensions and multiple unilateral tolerances
  • Multi-axis machining creates challenges to control of alignment between characteristics
  • A tool-based data processing infrastructure delivers clear visualization of tool capability to hold multiple tolerances
  • With tool intelligence solutions, the results of process re-engineering are quickly examined


The control and continual evaluation of dynamic capability and multi-functional cutting tool is based on turning the set of individual process profiles into an interconnected group. MICRONITE’s control model involves an analysis of locations, gaps, process variation, tool wear rates and capability indexes. MICRONITE’s approach is applicable to any kind of form tools, single-point multi-path tools, and profile grinding wheels. The economical aspect of this method is huge due to prevention of scrap, overall decrease of machine stoppages, and reduced time for process launch and optimization.

Multi-feature tool control is based on

  • Probability of defects for closest to spec feature
  • Analysis of variation stability for associated features
  • Analysis of tool wear rates and directions
  • Alignment between features

Tool size is a unique dynamic process with unindirectional, non-linear, and non-repeatable patterns

Inspection data is used for recognition of tool deterioration which affects multiple dimensional characteristics. It allows MICRONITE to provide the precise guide to operators on timing to take a sample, make adjustment, or change a tool.

Visual analytics help quickly assess the real-time capability of multi-feature tool