Virtual Lamdamap 14th International Conference & Exhibition

Tutorial: Metrology of machine tools and industrial robots geometry and compliance

Wednesday 10th March 2021
Time: 09:00 – 11:30 (CET)

The tutors are Prof. Andreas Archenti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE and Prof. René Mayer, École Polytechnique de Montréal, CA

The pursuit to shape the world of tomorrow relies on the performance of advanced manufacturing machinery such as machine tools and industrial robots. Metrology is essential to continuously identify and improve their characteristics, guarantee operational performance at all time and support the digitization of the industries.

This tutorial will cover the indirect measurement of geometric error addressing the methods, uncertainty, thermal dependence and compensation. It will also cover compliance testing and its use for the compensation of machine tools and industrial robots.

Keywords: Machine tool, Industrial robot, errors, compliance

Tutorial tutors: 

Prof. Andreas Archenti
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Kvarnbergsgatan 12, 15181 Södertälje & Brinellvägen 68, 10044 Stockholm, Sweden

Andreas Archenti is chair professor in industrial dependability focusing on precision engineering and metrology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He received his M.S. (2007) in Mechanical Engineering, and PhD (2011) in machine and process technology, and was appointed docent (2014) in precision manufacturing and metrology at KTH. From 2018 he is dividing his time between at the newly established research group at the department of Sustainable Production Development (KTH Södertälje campus) and research at the department of Production Engineering (KTH Valhallavägen campus in Stockholm).

Main Activities:
Main research interests are in design and characterization of precision machinery and metrological instruments, the development of novel methods for machine tool testing and robot calibration and diagnostics, prognostics and health management of machinery

Prof. René Mayer (authoring as J.R.R. Mayer)
École Polytechnique de Montréal
2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montréal (Qc), H3T 1J4, Canada

Received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1983 and a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey (England) in 1988 on laser tracking instruments development for industrial robot metrology.  After tenure at the University of Surrey, he joined École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1993 where he teaches and conducts research in manufacturing metrology with a team of graduate students.  He has active collaboration with the Canadian aerospace industry as well as local and international academics.

Main Activities:
Machine tool error modelling, automation of machine tool precision monitoring and compensation, on-machine metrology.

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