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Special Issue "Design and Applications of Coordinate Measuring Machines"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) have been conventionally used in industry for 3D-dimensional and form-error measurements of macro parts for many years. Ever since the first CMM, developed by Ferranti Co. in late 1950s, they have been regarded as versatile measuring equipment, yet many CMMs on the market still have inherent systematic errors due to the violation of the Abbe Principle in the design aspect. Current CMMs are suitable only for part tolerance above 10 μm. With the rapid advent of ultraprecision technology, multi-axis machining, and micro/nanotechnology in the past twenty years, new types of ultraprecision and micro/nao-CMMs are urgently needed in all aspects of society.
This Special Issue welcomes any papers revealing novel designs and applications of CMMs, including structures, probes, miniaturization, measuring paths, accuracy enhancement, error compensation, 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:
- New types of CMMs, such as Abbe-free, multi-axis, cylindrical, parallel, etc.
- New types of probes, such as touch-trigger, scanning, hybrid, non-contact, microscopic, etc.
- New types of Micro/nano-CMMs.
- New types of measuring path strategy, such as collision avoidance, free-form surface, aspheric surface, etc.
- New types of error compensation strategy.
Prof. Dr. Kuang-Chao Fan,
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- coordinate measuring machine
- structural design
- contact or noncontact probe
- error compensation
- measuring path
- free-form measurement