ALPS know how for tools manufacturing

Making tools for cutting and drilling has become a demanding business. In particular increasing the service life time while keeping tool cost low is a high-tech challenge. We at ALPS can support this activity at different levels.

service life time

coating / surface hardening / heat treatment


topography / microstructuring / coating / surface properties


Laser micromachining

Quality assurance 

Surface and interface characterization, metallography, structural analysis, optical inspection.

Beyond the specific know-how of ALPS, the Techniques & Informatics department of the Berner Fachhochschule offers know-how in an extremely large variety of fields. In the field of tool industry the institute of intelligent industrial systems and the Innocampus Biel/Bienne have to mentioned specially.

We are therefore able to offer integrated solutions requiring know-how in different fields, including electronics, sensors, automation, robotics and data management. Don't hesitate to contact ALPS or our technology transfer for more detailed information on possible "problem solving".