Closing the metrology/process loop in CNC polishing

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

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Abstract

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
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages5
Volume10009
ISBN (Electronic)9781510604230
ISBN (Print)9781510604223
DOIs
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
PublisherSPIE
Volume10009
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceThird European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
CountryGermany
CityTeisnach
Period12/04/1613/04/16

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Walker, D. D., Yu, G., Bibby, M., Li, H., & Dunn, C. R. (2016). Closing the metrology/process loop in CNC polishing. In R. Rascher, O. Fähnle, C. Wünsche, & C. Schopf (Eds.), Third European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing (Vol. 10009). [100090O] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10009). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2235530