Project: Traceable in-process dimensional measurement

Vibration, noise, sound and light can all affect the accuracy of measurements made during the manufacturing process. In addition, the force and load placed on machines generates heat, preventing traceable and reliable measurement. Existing machine tool calibration techniques are not able to characterise and mitigate against the in-process effects. A lack of suitable procedures to assess the uncertainty of dimensional measurements on machine tools also makes it impossible to rely on in-process measurement results, leading to long production downtimes and high manufacturing costs. Laser-based techniques offer an alternative solution but they do not currently account for all the possible measurement errors. This project will develop a portable test chamber that can simulate environmental in-process conditions and verify the measurement performance of machine tools in situ. The resulting traceable in-process dimensional measurements will offer better product quality control, lower manufacturing costs, higher productivity and faster assessment of product quality.

Acronym IND62 TIM (Reference Number: IND62)
Duration 01/06/2013 - 31/05/2016
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
5 AS Metrosert Partner Estonia
6 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
7 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
8 Univerza v Mariboru Partner Slovenia
9 Daimler AG Observer Germany
10 EMO - Orodjarna d.o.o. Observer Slovenia
11 Gorenje Orodjarna, d.o.o., Velenje, Partizanska 12 Observer Slovenia
12 Fundacion Tekniker Observer Spain
13 Magnicon GmbH Observer Germany
14 RollResearch International Oy Observer Finland
15 Universidad de Zaragoza Observer Spain
16 VEPLAS Velenjska Plastika d.d. Observer Slovenia
17 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö Finland
18 Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie Germany