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Coordinate Metrology

Accuracy of Systems and Measurements


Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

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About this book


This book focuses on effective methods for assessing the accuracy of both coordinate measuring systems and coordinate measurements. It mainly reports on original research work conducted by Sladek’s team at Cracow University of Technology’s Laboratory of Coordinate Metrology. The book describes the implementation of different methods, including artificial neural networks, the Matrix Method, the Monte Carlo method and the virtual CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine), and demonstrates how these methods can be effectively used in practice to gauge the accuracy of coordinate measurements. Moreover, the book includes an introduction to the theory of measurement uncertainty and to key techniques for assessing measurement accuracy. All methods and tools are presented in detail, using suitable mathematical formulations and illustrated with numerous examples. The book fills an important gap in the literature, providing readers with an advanced text on a topic that has been rapidly developing in recent years. The book is intended for master and PhD students, as well as for metrology engineers working at industrial and research laboratories. It not only provides them with a solid background for using existing coordinate metrology methods; it is also meant to inspire them to develop the state-of-the-art technologies that will play an important role in supporting quality growth and innovation in advanced manufacturing.


Maximum Permissible Errors Uncertainty of Measurement Contact and Noncontact Measurement Systems Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Neural Network Models of CMM Calibration and measurement Capabilities CMC Virtual CMM Calibration of Laser Trackers Virtual Articulated Arm CMA Accuracy of Measuring Systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Coordinate MetrologyCracow University of TechnologyKrakowPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coordinate Metrology
  • Book Subtitle Accuracy of Systems and Measurements
  • Authors Jerzy A. Sładek
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-48463-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-56924-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-48465-4
  • Series ISSN 2195-9862
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-9870
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 471
  • Number of Illustrations 397 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
    Measurement Science and Instrumentation
    Computational Intelligence
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