RESEARCH PAPERS: Stress Analysis and Design Factors

A New Method for the Measurement of the Straightness of Machine Tools and Machined Work

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Koichi Tozawa

Machine Tool Plant, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Zama, Kanagawa 228, Japan

Hisayoshi Sato, Masanori O-hori

Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 106, Japan

J. Mech. Des 104(3), 587-592 (Jul 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256390 History: Received March 19, 1981; Online November 17, 2009


A new algorithm to measure the straightness of a machine tool and that of a machined work is proposed. This makes it possible to investigate the correlation of the two. The case of an engine lathe is used as an example. The measurement is performed by sensing the relative displacement between the objective and the tool post which carries two sensors and is fed with steps of distance. The machine tool characteristics have the most important effect on the machined work. The method can be extensively applied to measuring the cylindricity.

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