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IJAT Vol.6 No.2 pp. 110-124
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2012.p0110
(2012)

Review:

Indirect Measurement of Volumetric Accuracy for Three-Axis and Five-Axis Machine Tools: A Review

Soichi Ibaraki* and Wolfgang Knapp**

*Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

**Engineering Office Dr. W. Knapp, Switzerland

Received:
October 14, 2011
Accepted:
November 24, 2011
Published:
March 5, 2012
Keywords:
volumetric accuracy, indirect measurement, machine tools, kinematic model
Abstract

The volumetric accuracy of machine tools is represented by a map of position and orientation error vectors of the tool over the volume concerned. Numerical compensation for volumetric error is possible in many latest commercial CNCs for machine tools. This paper reviews indirect measurement schemes for machine tool kinematics, in which the tool center position is measured as the superposition of error motions of linear or rotary axes. Each error motion can be separately identified by best-fitting a set of measured tool center positions to the kinematic model of machine tools. Indirect measurement schemes for the kinematics of three orthogonal linear axes, as well as the fiveaxis kinematics with two rotary axes, will be reviewed.

Cite this article as:
S. Ibaraki and W. Knapp, “Indirect Measurement of Volumetric Accuracy for Three-Axis and Five-Axis Machine Tools: A Review,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.6, No.2, pp. 110-124, 2012.
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