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Title: Development towards a focus variation based micro-co-ordinate measuring machine
Authors: Hiersemenzel, Florine
Keywords: Focus variation
Micro-CMM
Performance characteristics
Traceability
Re-verification artefact
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Florine Hiersemenzel
Abstract: The increasing number of small and fragile parts that are being manufactured using micromachining technology has raised the demand for co-ordinate measurement machines (CMM) that can measure on a micro- and millimetric scale without contacting the part, thus avoiding damage to the surface of the part. These instruments are expected to measure on a micro- and millimetric scale with a measuring uncertainty in the nanometre range. A number of techniques used for contactless surface measurements exist, such as the focus variation (FV) technique, which have the ability to perform measurements on the micro- and millimetric scale in a short amount of time. These instruments may have the potential to be implemented in a non-contact micro-CMM platform. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Sponsor: National Physical Laboratory, Alicona
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14920
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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