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Publication Citation: A VIRTUAL MACHINE TOOL FOR THE EVALUATION OF STANDARDIZED 5-AXIS PERFORMANCE TESTS

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Author(s): Ronnie R. Fesperman Jr.; Shawn P. Moylan; M A. Donmez;
Title: A VIRTUAL MACHINE TOOL FOR THE EVALUATION OF STANDARDIZED 5-AXIS PERFORMANCE TESTS
Published: October 26, 2012
Abstract: Standards committees are actively working to develop standard test methods for the performance evaluation of 5-axis machining centers through the direct and indirect measurement of simultaneous motions of all five axes [1-2]. However, the compound effect of the individual geometric errors and servo control errors makes the analysis of the measurement results complicated and the identification and separation of the individual error contributor(s) difficult. To better understand the effect of the individual errors on the measurement results, NIST is developing a multi-configuration five-axis Virtual Machine Tool (VMT) model.
Conference: 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)
Volume: 54
Pages: pp. 484 - 487
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: October 21-26, 2012
Keywords: Virtual Machine Tool, Machine Tool Metrology
Research Areas: Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Equipment, Model-based manufacturing
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