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Real-time compensation for tool form errors in turning using computer vision
Author(s): Gary Nobel; M. Alkan Donmez; Richard Burton
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Paper Abstract

Deviations from the circular shape of the cutting edge of a single-point turning tool cause form errors in the workpiece during contour cutting. One can compensate for these tool-form errors by determining the size of the effective deviation at a particular instant during cutting and then adjusting the position of the cutting tool accordingly. An algorithm for the compensation of tool-nose-radius errors in real time has been developed and implemented on a CNC turning center. A previously developed computer-vision-based tool- inspection system is used to determine the size of the deviations. 1 Information from this system is fed to the error compensation computer which modifies the tool path in real time. Workpieces were cut utilizing the compensation system and were inspected on a coordinate measuring machine. Significant improvements in workpiece form were obtained. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1335, Dimensional Stability, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22864
Show Author Affiliations
Gary Nobel, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
M. Alkan Donmez, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Richard Burton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1335:
Dimensional Stability
Roger A. Paquin, Editor(s)

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