An Approach to Accuracy Improvements in the Flexible Machining of Curved Profiles
This article describes a clamping concept for the flexible machining of spatially curved profiles developed at the wbk Institute of Production Science of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH). Simple geometrical considerations form the basis of the prototypically implemented clamping system design. The approach presented in this article allows for accuracy improvements regarding the positioning of the profile in the clamping system on the basis of markings applied onto the surface of the profile. Besides, the preliminary test rig set up and first results on the detection of the markings by means of digital image processing are presented.
Klaus Weinert, Jürgen Fleischer, A. Erman Tekkaya, Michael Zäh, and Marco Schikorra
G. Lanza et al., "An Approach to Accuracy Improvements in the Flexible Machining of Curved Profiles", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 43, pp. 123-134, 2008