This course is designed for manufacturing engineers and technicians looking to assess, characterize, and understand the accuracy errors of a machine tool and perform the necessary tests for specific applications. It provides a comprehensive review of the latest national and international standards for CNC machine tool evaluation. Current metrology instruments are reviewed including newly developed systems such as autocollimators, electronic levels and compliance systems, telescoping ballbars, and spindle analysis systems.
Job functions concerned with machine tool productivity and purchasing specifications. It is also appropriate for managers, engineers, and technicians engaged in plant management and supervision, manufacturing operations, quality assurance, control, and maintenance, machine tool builders and designers, machine tool rebuilders and distributors, machine tool sales, service, and testing representatives, technology educators, machinists, factory, assembly and field service technicians.
- Create specifications based on standards
- Communicate in terms used and understood by the machine tool community
- Become familiar with the use of recently developed metrology instruments
- Identify machine tool accuracy error sources
- Compare the accuracy of similar machines
- Make informed purchase decisions
- Effect machine tool error corrections
- Plan maintenance action