The application of uncertainty evaluating software for the utilisation of machine tool systems for final inspection

P. Saunders*, M. Verma, N. Orchard, P. Maropoulos

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    As machine tools continue to become increasingly repeatable and accurate, high-precision manufacturers may be tempted to consider how they might utilise machine tools as measurement systems. In this paper, we have explored this paradigm by attempting to repurpose state-of-the-art coordinate measuring machine Uncertainty Evaluating Software (UES) for a machine tool application. We performed live measurements on all the systems in question. Our findings have highlighted some gaps with UES when applied to machine tools, and we have attempted to identify the sources of variation which have led to discrepancies. Implications of this research include requirements to evolve the algorithms within the UES if it is to be adapted for on-machine measurement, improve the robustness of the input parameters, and most importantly, clarify expectations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLaser metrology and machine performance X
    Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM & Robotic Performance, Lamdamap 2013
    Place of PublicationCranfield (UK)
    PublisherEuspen
    Pages219-228
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9566790-1-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event10th international conference and exhibition on Laser Metrology, coordinate measuring machine and Machine tool Performance - Bucks, United Kingdom
    Duration: 20 Mar 201321 Mar 2013

    Conference

    Conference10th international conference and exhibition on Laser Metrology, coordinate measuring machine and Machine tool Performance
    Abbreviated titleLAMDAMAP 2013
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityBucks
    Period20/03/1321/03/13

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