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Impacts of Automation on Precision

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Abstract

Automation has significant impacts on the economy and the development and use of technology. In this chapter, the impacts of automation on precision, which also directly influences science, technology, and the economy, are discussed. As automation enables improved precision, precision also improves automation.

Following the definition of precision and the factors affecting it, the relationship between precision and automation is described. This chapter concludes with specific examples of how automation has improved the precision of manufacturing processes and manufactured products over the last decades.

Keywords

Machine Tool Computer Numerical Control Error Compensation Error Motion Manufacturing Equipment 
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Abbreviations

CNC

computer numerical control

I/O

input/output

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT

miles in-trail

NC

numerical control

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manufacturing Engineering LaboratoryNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Manufacturing Engineering LaboratoryNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA

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