Lost in space

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Abstract

The use of existing machinery with in-built volumetric accuracy compensation software to deliver huge improvements in achievable accuracy is discussed. Volumetric accuracy is a measure of the ability of a machine to position accurately within a defined working envelope. It is a combination of the individual geometric errors inherent in any machine axis. Simulation software (ESP) written at the University of Huddersfield can be used to predict the machining performance of any 3-axis machine based upon calibration data. The work on the university machine has shown that a good one can be made better by implementing compensation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages14-16
Number of pages3
Volume162
No.4101
Specialist publicationMachinery
PublisherFindlay Media Ltd.
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Longstaff, A., Fletcher, S., & Ford, D. (2004). Lost in space. Machinery, 162(4101), 14-16.