Advertisement

Design and uncertainty of an opto-mechanical device for checking CMM touch trigger probes

  • P. A. Cauchick Miguel
  • Tim G. King
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

This paper presents aspects of design of a test apparatus for checking touch trigger probes. It describes the probe test rig whose main objective is to check the probe repeatability and pre-travel variation (lobing effects). The results indicate that such a verification has been achieved with the additional advantage of testing the probe independent of the CMM error sources. The paper details the design characteristics of such a system for which the combined uncertainty is computed. Finally, it concludes that its accuracy is good enough for CMM probe performance verification.

Keywords

CMM probe probe performance verification probe test rig touch trigger probe 

References

  1. ANSIJASME B89.4.1 (1995). Methods for Performance Evaluation of Coordinate Measuring Machines. The American Society for Mechanical Engineering, New York, December Draft.Google Scholar
  2. Butler, C. (1991) An Investigation into the Performance of Probes on Coordinate Measuring Machines. Industrial Metrology, 2 (1), 59–70.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Downs, M.J. (1991) Optical Metrology: The Precision Measurement of Displacement Using Optical Interferometry, in From Instrumentation to Nanotechnology (ed. by J.W. Gardner and H.T. Hingle), Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 213–226, USA.Google Scholar
  4. Edlén, B. (1966) The Refractive Index of Air. Metrologia, 2 (1), 71–80.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Mainhah, E. (1994) Investigation of Pre-characterisation Aspects of Three-dimensional Micro-topography. PhD Thesis, The University of Birmingham, UK.Google Scholar
  6. Miguel, P.A.C. (1996) CMM Performance Verification, Considerations for a Virtual Artefact Approach. PhD Thesis, The University of Birmingham, UK.Google Scholar
  7. Renishaw Interferometer System User Handbook (1989). Renishaw Transducer Systems Ltd.Google Scholar
  8. Steinmetz, C.R. (1990) Performance Evaluation of Laser Displacement Interferometry on a Precision Coordinate Measuring Machine. Industrial Metrology, 1 (3), 165–191.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Cauchick Miguel
    • 1
  • Tim G. King
    • 2
  1. 1.Rodovia Santa Bárbara-IracemápolisCT — UNIMEPSta Bárbara d’OesteBrazil
  2. 2.Man. & Mech. Eng.The University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

Personalised recommendations