Rapid machine tool verification

J. E. Muelaner, B. R. Yang, C. Davy, M. R. Verma, P. G. Maropoulos

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-438
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Machine tool calibration
  • Machine tool verification
  • On-machine probing

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    The Light-Controlled Factory

    Keogh, P., Maropoulos, P. & Mullineux, G.

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    Muelaner, J. E., Yang, B. R., Davy, C., Verma, M. R., & Maropoulos, P. G. (2014). Rapid machine tool verification. Procedia CIRP, 25, 431-438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.10.060