WIT Press


Method For Establishing Machine Tool Performance Specifications From Part Tolerance Requirements

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP030441

Volume

44

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

356 kb

Author(s)

R. Callaghan

Abstract

Design Engineers are accustomed to using tools to evaluate the effect of tolerances on their designs. Valve Designers often calculate the tolerance effects on spring rates and flow paths. Process Engineers, however, have relied on experience or an "educated guess" and trial and error, to meet the design tolerance requirements. The capability of an existing or new machine to produce a given feature to tolerance was essentially unknown. The adoption of two ASME Standards, B5.54-1992 [l] and B5.57-1998 [2], has provided the basis for new process capability tools. These standards use the "Deterministic Method" first described by Donaldson [3] and later by Bryan and Loewen [4]. Machine motions are described by the six degrees of freedom of the linear and rotary axes. The relationships of the axes are defined by the angles between the linear and

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