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Adaptive measurement enhancing the performance of a five-axis laser robot machine
Author(s): Sheng Zhang; Gang Yu
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Paper Abstract

In order to enhance the performance of our 5-axis laser robot machine to the full extent, we installed an adaptive measuring system with protection on the ending arm of the machine. This brings at least three virtues: (1) Achieving measure functions by employing the same numerical-controlled mechanical structure without extra cost; (2) Increasing the capacity, efficiency, and accuracy of the raw measured data into machining format [computer aided design (CAD)/computer aided machining (CAM)/computer aided processing (CAP) process]; and (3) Realizing 3-dimensional (3-D) intelligent measurement for large size workpiece (up to 3 X 2 X 1 cubic meters) with given measurement accuracy (to 12 micrometer). Discrete 3-D signal point data are acquired and processed automatically by a personal computer, and the program employing network predicting concept has adaptive function with which the single- or multi-step measuring is determined by the surrounding points. By means of intelligent measurement a fast and effective measurement can be carried out for even a complex surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3888, High-Power Lasers in Manufacturing, (7 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.377056
Show Author Affiliations
Sheng Zhang, Institute of Mechanics (China)
Gang Yu, Institute of Mechanics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3888:
High-Power Lasers in Manufacturing
Xiangli Chen; Tomoo Fujioka; Akira Matsunawa, Editor(s)

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