The precessions polishing and hybrid grolishing processes - Implementation in a novel 1.2m capacity machine tool

D. D. Walker, R. Evans, S. Hamidi, R. Freeman, R. Morton, D. Riley, G. Mccavana, J. Simms, S. Wei, G. Yu

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Abstract

We report on the first of the new IRP1200 1.2m capacity CNC polishing machines produced by Zeeko, which are now entering service. These machines are primarily targeted at the large optics sector, and provide polishing of precision-ground surfaces, correction of form-errors, and smoothing of generated surfaces using hybrid 'grolishing'. In this paper we outline the fundamentals of the removal processes, then proceed to describe the architecture of the machines, as required to provide the necessary seven CNC axes of motion. Finally, we draw attention to practical issues of part-fixturing and alignment, cross-contamination, relationship with metrology, and handling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Metrology and Machine Performance VIII - 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance, LAMDAMAP 2007
Publishereuspen
Pages99-108
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780955308239
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance - Cranfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 200728 Jun 2007
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance
Abbreviated titleLAMDAMAP 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCranfield
Period25/06/0728/06/07

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    Walker, D. D., Evans, R., Hamidi, S., Freeman, R., Morton, R., Riley, D., ... Yu, G. (2007). The precessions polishing and hybrid grolishing processes - Implementation in a novel 1.2m capacity machine tool. In Laser Metrology and Machine Performance VIII - 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance, LAMDAMAP 2007 (pp. 99-108). euspen.