A design advisor for the optimal inspection of circularity tolerance
Authors: Ramaswami, Hemant; Modi, Atul; Anand, Sam
Source: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 31, Numbers 9-10, January 2007 , pp. 857-870(14)
Abstract:In the wake of growing importance for quality and the need to reduce inspection costs simultaneously, the need for a scientific method of selecting an optimum inspection strategy for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) based inspection has become very important. The inspection error resulting from CMM inspection is greatly affected by the profile irregularities and the sampling strategy, which includes sample size, sampling methods, and algorithms used for form evaluation. This paper describes a system that can recommend an optimal inspection plan based on the needs of the user. A design of experiments (DOE) based approach is used to relate the inspection error with sampling strategies. Surface irregularities are included in the form of lobes formed on the profile. A new two-way model is proposed that works in both directions between the sampling strategy and the performance metrics. The results indicate that the number of lobes and the sampling method used have little impact on the inspection error, while the sample size and form evaluation algorithms have a significant influence. An inspection plan advisor is presented, which provides an inspection plan based on the estimated shape and acceptable measurement error.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Email: Sam.Anand@uc.edu
Publication date: 2007-01-01