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Analysis of linear and angular errors of a small coordinate measuring machine (SCMM)

Loh, J., McBride, J., Hill, M. and Zhang, D. (2003) Analysis of linear and angular errors of a small coordinate measuring machine (SCMM) In Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robot Performance. WIT Press., pp. 245-255.

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In this research, a small coordinate measuring machine has been assembled using standard opto-mechanical parts, 3 precision carriages and a Keyence LT-8010 laser displacement measuring probe. A study was conducted to assess the
positioning accuracy of this machine by employing laser interferometry principles to measure error components of individual positioning carriages.

An error model of the small coordinate measuring machine was also developed to take into account these error components and compute the resulting positioning capabilities of this machine. From the analysis of linear and angular errors, it became clear that after 3 years of operation, the positioning carriages had developed faults that were affecting their normal working abilities. This research concludes by analysing the errors obtained from the measurement of the individual positioning carriages and determining possible causes for these errors

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: ISSN 1743-3533
Venue - Dates: Sixth International Conference on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robot Performance (LAMDAMAP 2003), 2003-07-15 - 2003-07-18


Local EPrints ID: 22456
PURE UUID: 5a93131c-0b7c-4398-b185-4dbf76fef60c
ORCID for M. Hill: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:22

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Author: J. Loh
Author: J. McBride
Author: M. Hill ORCID iD
Author: D. Zhang

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