Precision Machine Design

Author: Alexander H. Slocum
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ISBN: 9780872634923
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is a comprehensive engineering exploration of all the aspects of precision machine design—both component and system design considerations for precision machines. It addresses both theoretical analysis and practical implementation providing many real-world design case studies as well as numerous examples of existing components and their characteristics. Fast becoming a classic, this book includes examples of analysis techniques, along with the philosophy of the solution method. It explores the physics of errors in machines and how such knowledge can be used to build an error budget for a machine, how error budgets can be used to design more accurate machines.

Introduction to Precision Machine Design and Error Assessment

Author: Samir Mekid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849378874
Release Date: 2008-12-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

While ultra-precision machines are now achieving sub-nanometer accuracy, unique challenges continue to arise due to their tight specifications. Written to meet the growing needs of mechanical engineers and other professionals to understand these specialized design process issues, Introduction to Precision Machine Design and Error Assessment places a particular focus on the errors associated with precision design, machine diagnostics, error modeling, and error compensation. Error Assessment and Control The book begins with a brief overview of precision engineering and applications before introducing error measurements and offering an example of a numerical-controlled machine error assessment. The contributors discuss thermal error sources and transfer, modeling and simulation, compensation, and machine tool diagnostics, and then examine the principles and strategies involved in designing standard-size precision machines. Later chapters consider parallel kinematic machines, the precision control techniques covering linear systems and nonlinear aspects, and various types of drives, actuators, and sensors required for machines. Case studies and numerous diagrams and tables are provided throughout the book to clarify material. A Window Into the Future of High-Precision Manufacturing Achieving ultra-high precision in the manufacture of extremely small devices opens up prospects in several diverse and futuristic fields, while at the same time greatly increases our living standards by offering quality and reliability for conventional products and those on the microscale. With contributions by a team of international experts, this work serves as a comprehensive and authoritative reference for professionals aiming to stay abreast of this developing area.

Precision Manufacturing

Author: David Dornfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387682082
Release Date: 2007-11-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Precision Manufacturing provides an introduction to precision engineering for manufacturing. With an emphasis on design and performance of precision machinery for manufacturing – machine tool elements and structure, sources of error, precision machining processes and process models sensors for process monitoring and control, metrology, actuators, and machine design. This book will be of interest to design engineers, quality engineers and manufacturing engineers, academics and those who may or may not have previous experience with precision manufacturing, but want to learn more.

Robotics and Automation Handbook

Author: Thomas R. Kurfess
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420039733
Release Date: 2004-10-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As the capability and utility of robots has increased dramatically with new technology, robotic systems can perform tasks that are physically dangerous for humans, repetitive in nature, or require increased accuracy, precision, and sterile conditions to radically minimize human error. The Robotics and Automation Handbook addresses the major aspects of designing, fabricating, and enabling robotic systems and their various applications. It presents kinetic and dynamic methods for analyzing robotic systems, considering factors such as force and torque. From these analyses, the book develops several controls approaches, including servo actuation, hybrid control, and trajectory planning. Design aspects include determining specifications for a robot, determining its configuration, and utilizing sensors and actuators. The featured applications focus on how the specific difficulties are overcome in the development of the robotic system. With the ability to increase human safety and precision in applications ranging from handling hazardous materials and exploring extreme environments to manufacturing and medicine, the uses for robots are growing steadily. The Robotics and Automation Handbook provides a solid foundation for engineers and scientists interested in designing, fabricating, or utilizing robotic systems.

Exact Constraint

Author: Douglass L. Blanding
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN: UOM:39015042087703
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Exact Constraint: Machine Design Using Kinematic Principles gives you a unique and powerful set of rules and techniques to facilitate the design of any type or size of machine. You learn the kinematic design techniques known as constraint pattern analysis. This method, widely used by designers of precision instruments, enables you to visualize the constraints and degrees of freedom of a mechanical connection as patterns of lines in space. By recognizing these line patterns (found in all types of machinery), you will better understand the way a machine will work - or will not work - in an entirely new domain.

The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook

Author: Yildirim Hurmuzlu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420036749
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With a specific focus on the needs of the designers and engineers in industrial settings, The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook: Modeling, Measurement, and Control presents a practical overview of basic issues associated with design and control of mechanical systems. In four sections, each edited by a renowned expert, this book answers diverse questions fundamental to the successful design and implementation of mechanical systems in a variety of applications. Manufacturing addresses design and control issues related to manufacturing systems. From fundamental design principles to control of discrete events, machine tools, and machining operations to polymer processing and precision manufacturing systems. Vibration Control explores a range of topics related to active vibration control, including piezoelectric networks, the boundary control method, and semi-active suspension systems. Aerospace Systems presents a detailed analysis of the mechanics and dynamics of tensegrity structures Robotics offers encyclopedic coverage of the control and design of robotic systems, including kinematics, dynamics, soft-computing techniques, and teleoperation. Mechanical systems designers and engineers have few resources dedicated to their particular and often unique problems. The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook clearly shows how theory applies to real world challenges and will be a welcomed and valuable addition to your library.

Advances in Machine Tool Design and Research 1967

Author: S. A. Tobias
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483154442
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Advances in Machine Tool Design and Research 1967, Part I covers the proceedings of the 8th International M.T.D.R. conference (incorporating the 2nd international CIRP production engineering research conference) held in the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology on September 1967. The book covers the accuracy of automatically controlled machine tools; the influence of the rigidity of the machine-workpiece-tool system on the roughness of the machined surface; and the analysis of machine tool structure by computing techniques. The text also discusses sensors of tool life for optimization of machining; pre-set tooling and its application; and system 24, a new concept of manufacture. The design of hydrostatic journal bearings; the computer approach for storage of machinability data and calculation of machining costs and production rates; and a comparison of different measuring and indicating methods for the determination of pitch errors of large precision gears are also encompassed. The book further presents the calibration of tool/work thermocouples, as well as the effect of tool flank wear on the temperatures generated during metal cutting.

Machine Design and Control

Author: Andre Sharon
ISBN: 111897896X
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Machine design

"This custom run printing is a rough prelude to a text book, currently under development, that teaches the engineering student how to design, instrument, and control high-precision, computer-controlled machines using real case studies drawn from the photonics, biotech, and semi-conductor industries"--Preface.

Precision Motion Control

Author: Kok Kiong Tan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848000219
Release Date: 2007-11-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This second edition of Precision Motion Control focuses on enabling technologies for precision engineering. It has been extensively edited and rewritten throughout with the following particular areas being expanded or added: • piezoelectric actuators • fine movement control • gantry-stage control • interpolation of quadrature encoder signals • geometrical error modeling for single-, dual- and general-XY-axis stages.

Bearing Design in Machinery

Author: Avraham Harnoy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203909070
Release Date: 2002-09-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Covering the fundamental principles of bearing selection, design, and tribology, this book discusses basic physical principles of bearing selection, lubrication, design computations, advanced bearings materials, arrangement, housing, and seals, as well as recent developments in bearings for high-speed aircraft engines. The author explores unique solutions to challenging design problems and presents rare case studies, such as hydrodynamic and rolling-element bearings in series and adjustable hydrostatic pads for large bearings. He focuses on the design considerations and calculations specific to hydrodynamic journal bearings, hydrostatic bearings, and rolling element bearings.

Micro Process Engineering

Author: Volker Hessel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527315505
Release Date: 2009-03-23
Genre: Science

This three-volume handbook provides an overview of the key aspects of micro process engineering. Volume 1 covers the fundamentals, operations and catalysts, volume 2 examines devices, reactions and applications, with volume 3 rounding off the trilogy with system, process and plant engineering. Fluid dynamics, mixing, heat/mass transfer, purification and separation microstructured devices and microstructured reactors are explained in the first volume. Volume 2 segments microreactor design, fabrication and assembly, bulk and fine chemistry, polymerisation, fuel processing and functional materials into understandable parts. The final volume of the handbook addresses microreactor systems design and scale-up, sensing, analysis and control, chemical process engineering, economic and eco-efficiency analyses as well as microreactor plant case studies in one book. Together, this 3-volume handbook explains the science behind micro process engineering to the scale-up and their real life industrial applications.

Foundations of Ultra Precision Mechanism Design

Author: Stuart T. Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351988582
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The realm of ultra precision mechanisms, for example in controlling motion to small fractions of a micrometer, is encroaching into many fields of technology. This book aims to provide a bridge for those moving from either an engineering or physics background towards the challenges offered by ultraprecision mechanisms. Using case study examples, this book provides a guide to basic techniques and gives technical, analytical and practical information.

Manufacturing Systems Theory and Practice

Author: E.L.K.E Chryssolouris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387284316
Release Date: 2006-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Overviews manufacturing systems from the ground up, following the same concept as in the first edition. Delves into the fundamental building blocks of manufacturing systems: manufacturing processes and equipment. Discusses all topics from the viewpoint of four fundamental manufacturing attributes: cost, rate, flexibility and quality.

Machine Tools for High Performance Machining

Author: Norberto Lopez de Lacalle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848003804
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Machine tools are the main production factor for many industrial applications in many important sectors. Recent developments in new motion devices and numerical control have lead to considerable technological improvements in machine tools. The use of five-axis machining centers has also spread, resulting in reductions in set-up and lead times. As a consequence, feed rates, cutting speed and chip section increased, whilst accuracy and precision have improved as well. Additionally, new cutting tools have been developed, combining tough substrates, optimal geometries and wear resistant coatings. “Machine Tools for High Performance Machining” describes in depth several aspects of machine structures, machine elements and control, and application. The basics, models and functions of each aspect are explained by experts from both academia and industry. Postgraduates, researchers and end users will all find this book an essential reference.