A novel method for rapid part inspection and verification

Vimal Dhokia, Stephen Newman, Zicheng Zhu, Alborz Shokrani

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Abstract

Metrology is fundamentally important to every manufacturing sector. The ability to determine manufacturing quality issues rapidly results, in-part, to overall profitability. There are a number of different quality control methods used, which include coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and conventional dedicated gauging. Conventional hard gauging methods consist of using precision-machined fixtures to verify that parts are within tolerance. This is highly inflexible with the inability to adapt rapidly to changes in part design. Renishaw Plc, a world leading precision engineering company, have developed a method for versatile, automated and thermally stable gauging directly at the manufacturing interface, with the ability to provide full certified part inspection without the need for custom fixturing. This paper illustrates the concept of this new device, Equator, and its ability to significantly enhance the present state-of-the-art manufacturing process chain, when compared to conventional gauges for in process measurement. For verification of this process a modified NAS979 test part was machined and inspected using the Equator system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2011
EditorsP Shore , H Spaan , H Van Brussel , T Bruke
Place of PublicationBedford, U. K.
PublisherEUSPEN
Pages317-320
Number of pages4
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780955308291
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event11th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2011 - Como, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 23 May 201126 May 2011

Conference

Conference11th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2011
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityComo
Period23/05/1126/05/11

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    Dhokia, V., Newman, S., Zhu, Z., & Shokrani, A. (2011). A novel method for rapid part inspection and verification. In P. Shore , H. Spaan , H. Van Brussel , & T. Bruke (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2011 (Vol. 2, pp. 317-320). EUSPEN.