Accession Number:

AD1090547

Title:

Adaptive Machining Toolkit

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,15 Jun 2016,31 Jul 2018

Corporate Author:

General Electric Company Boston United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE