On-Machine Coordinate Measuring for In-Situ Quality Control

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Goheen, Jr., William D.
Towner, Ridge D.
Moscoso-Kingsley, Wilfredo
Carstens, Deborah S.

Goheen, W.D., Towner, R.D., Moscoso-Kingsley, W., & Carstens, D.S. (2023). On-Machine Coordinate Measuring for In-Situ Quality Control. Proceedings of the 2023 IEMS Conference, 29, 24-33.


The capability of a computer numerical control (CNC) machine tool equipped with direct computer control coordinate measuring software and high accuracy contact probing is validated for in-situ machine health monitoring and in-situ part quality control. The validation conforms to international standards for performance evaluation of commercially available coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The capability of the CNC system to perform CMM-type measurements is demonstrated via a case study. The equivalency between part dimensional measurements obtained directly from the use of the CNC machine tool as a CMM and from part dimensional measurements performed using commercially available CMMs is established via a correlation study.

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Published in SOAR: Shocker Open Access Repository by Wichita State University Libraries Technical Services, January 2024. 2023 IEMS Officers: Gamal Weheba (Conference Chair); Hesham Mahgoub (Program Chair); Dalia Mahgoub (Technical Director); Ed Sawan (Publications Editor); Wilfredo Moscoso (Proceedings Editor); Abdulaziz G. Abdulaziz (Associate Editor)