Achieving Traceability of Industrial Computed Tomography
Achieving traceability is crucial for complex measurement techniques, especially for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). For CMMs using tactile probes, traceability can for certain measurements be achieved using model-based uncertainty budgets. Up to now, uncertainty simula-tions could be used applicable only for tactile CMM measurements of regular geometries, but are available as an add-on for different CMMs. This procedure is accepted by guidelines and inter-national standards (VDI/VDE 2617-7, supplement 1  to GUM). Furthermore, empirical ap-proaches to assess the measurement uncertainty by means of calibrated workpieces or prior know-ledge exist or are under development. These approaches can as a matter of principle also be used for CMMs featuring computed tomography (CT). In this paper, the empirical assessment of the mea-surement uncertainty of the upcoming measurement technology CT [2, 3] will be discussed uniting the present approaches and the current knowledge, with the focus being on the applicability of con-cepts for users in industry. For this purpose, the influences on dimensional CT measurements are analyzed and evaluated, taking the measurement data of a current industrial micro CT system as a basis.
Yuri Chugui, Yongsheng Gao, Kuang-Chao Fan, Roald Taymanov and Ksenia Sapozhnikova
M. Bartscher et al., "Achieving Traceability of Industrial Computed Tomography", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 437, pp. 79-83, 2010