Rapid machine tool verification

Muelaner, J.E., Yang, B.R., Davy, C., Verma, M.R. and Maropoulos, P.G. (2014). Rapid machine tool verification. Procedia CIRP, 25 , pp. 431-438.

Abstract

This paper describes work carried out to develop methods of verifying that machine tools are capable of machining parts to within specification, immediately before carrying out critical material removal operations, and with negligible impact on process times. A review of machine tool calibration and verification technologies identified that current techniques were not suitable due to requirements for significant time and skilled human intervention. A 'solution toolkit' is presented consisting of a selection circular tests and artefact probing which are able to rapidly verify the kinematic errors and in some cases also dynamic errors for different types of machine tool, as well as supplementary methods for tool and spindle error detection. A novel artefact probing process is introduced which simplifies data processing so that the process can be readily automated using only the native machine tool controller. Laboratory testing and industrial case studies are described which demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.10.060
Divisions: Aston University (General)
Additional Information: 8th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - DET 2014 Disruptive Innovation in Manufacturing Engineering towards the 4th Industrial Revolution. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Funding: EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Systems (Grant EP/G037353/1).
Uncontrolled Keywords: machine tool calibration,machine tool verification,on-machine probing,Control and Systems Engineering,Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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Published Date: 2014
Authors: Muelaner, J.E.
Yang, B.R.
Davy, C.
Verma, M.R.
Maropoulos, P.G. ( 0000-0001-6525-6216)

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