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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(8), 803;

Challenges for Modeling of Five-Axis Coordinate Measuring Systems

Laboratory of Coordinate Metrology, Cracow University of Technology, 31-155 Kraków, Poland
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Received: 3 July 2017 / Revised: 26 July 2017 / Accepted: 3 August 2017 / Published: 7 August 2017
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Modeling of various measuring systems used in coordinate metrology is a very relevant and current topic. Functional models of measuring systems are used in simulative methods as so called ‘virtual models’ and are used mainly for determination of measurement uncertainty and prediction of errors that may occur during the measurement. Virtual models have already been developed for coordinate measuring machines and articulated arm coordinate measuring machines and are currently under development for other, state-of-the-art measuring systems. They include Laser Tracking systems, optical coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and five-axis measuring systems. The first step towards development of virtual model for the latter system was presented in a previous study by the authors. The simplified model for simulation and correction of probe head errors and its verification was proposed. This paper describes the challenges that must be faced before the final implementation of a fully functional virtual model of five-axis coordinate measuring systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: CMM; five-axis system; accuracy modeling; Monte Carlo method; probe head; virtual model CMM; five-axis system; accuracy modeling; Monte Carlo method; probe head; virtual model

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Gąska, P.; Gąska, A.; Gruza, M. Challenges for Modeling of Five-Axis Coordinate Measuring Systems. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 803.

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