Precision measurement of cylinder surface profile on an ultra-precision machine tool

J. Lee, Y. Noh, Y. Arai, W. Gao, C. Park

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This paper describes the measurement of the surface straightness profile of a cylinder workpiece on an ultra-precision machine tool which has a T-base design with a spindle, an X-slide and a Z-slide. The movement range of the X-slide is 220 mm and that of the Z-slide is 150 mm, which have roller bearings in common. Two capacitive sensors are employed to scan a cylinder workpiece mounted on the spindle along the Z-axis. The straightness error motion of the Z-slide is measured to be approximately 100 nm by the reversal method. The straightness profile of the cylinder workpiece is evaluated to be approximately 400 nm by separation of the motion error, simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalMeasurement Science Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1


  • Error Motion
  • Machine Tool
  • Measurement
  • Reversal Method
  • Slide
  • Straightness
  • Surface Profile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation


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