The purpose of this paper is to study nonlinear geometric errors in multi-axis machine tools. A general mathematical model for guideway systems that can be applied to high-precision machine tools such as CNC lathes is introduced. Using this model, most nonlinear error sources in the guideway systems can be diagnosed by measuring the contouring error using a double-ball bar (DBB). Diagnostic software has been developed to identify system parameters based on the least-squares estimation method. Inputting two or three contouring errors pattern data into this software enables parameters to be identified quickly, based on the nonlinear model.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1997|