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On-Axis Interferometric Measurement For Tool Positioning In Ultra-Precision Single-Point Machining
Author(s): A. E. Gee; S. G. McCandlish; K. E. Puttick
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Paper Abstract

As part of a programme of research into single-point diamond machining to cut-depths of the order of 100nm using an ultra-precision lathe, it was required to continuously monitor and control the axial position of the tool when used in the facing mode. This was done in combination with interferometric monitoring of the rotating spindle/face-plate. Two versions of combined interferometer and piezoelectric actuator are described in which the tool in-feed and optical axes are colinear. In the second version, the tool position is made with measurement interferometrically with respect to the rotating surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1121, Interferometry '89, (3 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961278
Show Author Affiliations
A. E. Gee, Cranfield Institute of Technology (United Kingdom)
S. G. McCandlish, University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
K. E. Puttick, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1121:
Interferometry '89
Zbigniew Jaroszewicz; Maksymilian Pluta, Editor(s)

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