Adaptive Machining Toolkit
Technical Report,15 Jun 2016,31 Jul 2018
General Electric Company Boston United States
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Geometric-adaptive machining GAM technology allows machine tools or robots to accommodate and adjust to variations in workpiece geometry andor position. While it is possible to find commercially-available geometric-adaptive solutions today, existing solutions require highly expensive and time-consuming development of custom software andor hardware, which is specific to both incoming part geometry and the computer numerical control CNC controller. Further, implementation efforts require a means to ingest input data from non-contact or touch-probe metrology systems and align that data to the coordinate system of the part and the machine tool. These difficulties limit the ability of small and medium sized enterprises SMEs to adopt geometric-adaptive machining solutions in their operations, which could impact their global competitiveness.
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