Research Output per year
Five axis machine tools are increasing and becoming more popular as customers demand more complex machined parts. In high value manufacturing, the importance of machine tools in producing high accuracy products is essential. High accuracy manufacturing requires producing parts in a repeatable manner and precision in compliance to the defined design specifications. The performance of the machine tools is often affected by geometrical errors due to a variety of causes including incorrect tool offsets, errors in the centres of rotation and thermal growth. As a consequence, it can be difficult to produce highly accurate parts consistently. It is, therefore, essential to ensure that machine tools are verified in terms of their geometric and positioning accuracy. When machine tools are verified in terms of their accuracy, the resulting numerical values of positional accuracy and process capability can be used to define design for verification rules and algorithms so that machined parts can be easily produced without scrap and little or no after process measurement. In this paper the benefits of machine tool verification are listed and a case study is used to demonstrate the implementation of robust machine tool performance measurement and diagnostics using a ballbar system.
|Title of host publication||[Proceedings in press]|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||2nd international conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015 - Seville, Spain|
Duration: 12 Apr 2015 → 14 Apr 2015
|Name||Smart innovation, systems and technologies|
|Conference||2nd international conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015|
|Period||12/04/15 → 14/04/15|
A hybrid measurement systems analysis and uncertainty of measurement approach for industrial measurement in the light controlled factoryMuelaner, J., Francis, A., Chappell, M. & Maropoulos, P., 1 May 2016, In : InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact . 8, 2, p. 466-477
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article
Jamshidi, A., Maropoulos, P., Chappell, M., & Cave, J. (2015). Implementation of a machine tool performance measurement and diagnostic system and its impact on parts verification. In [Proceedings in press] (Smart innovation, systems and technologies). Springer.