This article presents a new integrated geometric model that takes worktable as reference for five-axis machine tools. It could simplify the description of different machine kinetic structures and uniform the measurement coordinate system and machining coordinate system. Based on this model, a new method of measuring geometric errors with conventional instruments is proposed. It could break through some existing limitations, such as special instrument, specific machine kinetic structures, or errors incompletion. In addition, some deviation errors in measuring process could be eliminated to improve accuracy further. Finally, a series of experiments are conducted on a five-axis machine tool with rotary worktable and tilting head. The results show that the error model and measuring method are effective and applicable.
|Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
|Published - 17 Jan 2013