The complex geometric shape of turbine blades not only causes difficulties in fabrication but also makes it difficult to examine the part's precision when using a traditional 3-axis coordinate measurement machine (CMM). Generally speaking, one has to use a multi-axis CMM and follow the appropriately planned measuring paths to accomplish the task of precision measurement of the machined part. This article discusses the methodology of using a 3D geometric model of a turbine blade as the basis to generate interference-free measuring paths that are suitable for implementing on a CMM with three translational axes and two rotational axes. Through the use of the methodology proposed in this research, the goal of multi-axis precision inspection for any geometric design of turbine blade can be achieved.
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Document Type: Research Article
Department of Mechanical Engineering, De Lin Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
December 1, 2010
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