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Performance Assessment Of Machine Tools And Co-ordinate Measuring Machines - Some Recent Developments At UMIST

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP010081

Volume

34

Pages

14

Published

2001

Size

1,405 kb

Author(s)

M. Burdekin

Abstract

Performance assessment of machine tools and coordinate measuring machines - some recent developments at UMIST M. Burdekin Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, Abstract The paper presents an overview of a number of research projects undertaken at UMIST and relating to the calibration and verification of Machine Tools and CMMs. Applications of a laser interferometer under static and dynamic conditions are featured together with ball-link bars and other artefacts. 1 Introduction The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UMIST has been involved with the teaching and research in engineering metrology and machine tool performance for nearly 120 years. The concept of a Metrology Club was created in the 1940s by the late Professor H. Wright-Baker, who, with regular subscriptions from local industry, refurbished a metrology laboratory which included equipment such as a Talysurf 1 (circa 1942) and a Talyrond 1 (circa 1951). Developments in machi

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