Closing the metrology/process loop in CNC polishing

David D. Walker, Guoyu Yu, Matt Bibby, Hongyu Li, Christina R. Dunn

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This paper builds on previous reported work describing the marriage of robots and CNC polishing machines, both for the pre-processing of parts, and to automate operations hitherto manually conducted on the CNC platforms. This paper reviews strategies for metrology, then takes the work a stage forward by reporting the use of a robot to automate the exchange of a part between CNC machine and metrology station, the probing of the part, and the capture of interferometer data. This constitutes an important step towards realization of an automated manufacturing cell.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
EditorsRolf Rascher, Oliver Fähnle, Christine Wünsche, Christian Schopf
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510604230
ISBN (Print)9781510604223
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016
EventThird European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing - Teisnach, Germany
Duration: 12 Apr 201613 Apr 2016
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceThird European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing

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