Special Issue "Precision Dimensional Measurements"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019
Prof. Dr. Liang-Chia Chen
Precision dimensional measurements conventionally play a critical role in workshop quality control. Although there are many instruments on the market for a variety of measuring demands, such as lengths, angles, regular forms, free forms, special geometries, and 2D and 3D, in practice, however, not all products can be easily measured by current instruments and technologies. Sensors and precision stages for measurements are varied. Some cutting-edge manufacturing processes have produced many difficult-to-measure parts, such as complex geometry, mini-to-micro-sized, tight tolerance, high aspect ratio, large scaled, soft surface, etc. Some new measurement sciences and technologies are urgently needed to cope with these parts.
This Special Issue welcomes any papers revealing novel measurement methodologies and instrumentations for precision dimensional measurements of precision products, including new measuring machines, new sensors, on-machine measurements, on-line or in-situ measurements, micro/nano measurements, accuracy enhancement, error compensation, uncertainty analyses, etc. Detailed design principles in sciences, and technological applications in high-tech industries, are required in submitted manuscripts.
Topics may cover, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Length measurements from macro- to micro- to nano-scales.
- Form measurements from 2D to 3D, from analytical to free forms, from small to large, etc.
- Design of new measuring machines for dimensional measurements.
- Optical measurements, such as triangulation method, image processing, confocal microscopy, white light microscopy, hybrid types, interferometers, etc.
- On-machine measurements, on-line or in-situ measurements
- New types of error compensation strategy.
Prof. Dr. Kuang-Chao Fan
Prof. Dr. Liang-Chia Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Dimensional measurements
- Length measurement
- Angle measurements
- Form measurements
- 3D measurements
- Optical measurements
- On-machine measurements
- On-line measurements