skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Ball mounting fixture for a roundness gage

Abstract

A ball mounting fixture for a roundness gage is disclosed. The fixture includes a pair of chuck assemblies oriented substantially transversely with respect to one another and mounted on a common base. Each chuck assembly preferably includes a rotary stage and a wobble plate affixed thereto. A ball chuck affixed to each wobble plate is operable to selectively support a ball to be measured for roundness, with the wobble plate permitting the ball chuck to be tilted to center the ball on the axis of rotation of the rotary stage. In a preferred embodiment, each chuck assembly includes a vacuum chuck operable to selectively support the ball to be measured for roundness. The mounting fixture enables a series of roundness measurements to be taken with a conventional rotating gagehead roundness instrument, which measurements can be utilized to determine the sphericity of the ball. 6 figs.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7245982
Patent Number(s):
4414748 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-349224
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-125147
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 16 Feb 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; MATERIALS TESTING; SPHERES; SHAPE; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEASURING METHODS; EQUIPMENT; TESTING; 420500* - Engineering- Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Gauler, A.L., and Pasieka, D.F. Ball mounting fixture for a roundness gage. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Gauler, A.L., & Pasieka, D.F. Ball mounting fixture for a roundness gage. United States.
Gauler, A.L., and Pasieka, D.F. Tue . "Ball mounting fixture for a roundness gage". United States.
@article{osti_7245982,
title = {Ball mounting fixture for a roundness gage},
author = {Gauler, A.L. and Pasieka, D.F.},
abstractNote = {A ball mounting fixture for a roundness gage is disclosed. The fixture includes a pair of chuck assemblies oriented substantially transversely with respect to one another and mounted on a common base. Each chuck assembly preferably includes a rotary stage and a wobble plate affixed thereto. A ball chuck affixed to each wobble plate is operable to selectively support a ball to be measured for roundness, with the wobble plate permitting the ball chuck to be tilted to center the ball on the axis of rotation of the rotary stage. In a preferred embodiment, each chuck assembly includes a vacuum chuck operable to selectively support the ball to be measured for roundness. The mounting fixture enables a series of roundness measurements to be taken with a conventional rotating gagehead roundness instrument, which measurements can be utilized to determine the sphericity of the ball. 6 figs.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {11}
}