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Title: Machine tool locator

Abstract

Machine tools can be accurately measured and positioned on manufacturing machines within very small tolerances by use of an autocollimator on a 3-axis mount on a manufacturing machine and positioned so as to focus on a reference tooling ball or a machine tool, a digital camera connected to the viewing end of the autocollimator, and a marker and measure generator for receiving digital images from the camera, then displaying or measuring distances between the projection reticle and the reference reticle on the monitoring screen, and relating the distances to the actual position of the autocollimator relative to the reference tooling ball. The images and measurements are used to set the position of the machine tool and to measure the size and shape of the machine tool tip, and examine cutting edge wear. patent

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Stanley, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874047
Patent Number(s):
6301007
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23Q - DETAILS, COMPONENTS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR MACHINE TOOLS, e.g. ARRANGEMENTS FOR COPYING OR CONTROLLING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
machine; tool; locator; tools; accurately; measured; positioned; manufacturing; machines; tolerances; autocollimator; 3-axis; mount; focus; reference; tooling; ball; digital; camera; connected; viewing; marker; measure; generator; receiving; images; displaying; measuring; distances; projection; reticle; monitoring; screen; relating; position; relative; measurements; set; size; shape; tip; examine; cutting; edge; wear; machine tools; cutting edge; machine tool; digital image; accurately measure; digital images; accurately measured; measuring distance; /356/

Citation Formats

Hanlon, John A, and Gill, Timothy J. Machine tool locator. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Hanlon, John A, & Gill, Timothy J. Machine tool locator. United States.
Hanlon, John A, and Gill, Timothy J. Mon . "Machine tool locator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874047.
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abstractNote = {Machine tools can be accurately measured and positioned on manufacturing machines within very small tolerances by use of an autocollimator on a 3-axis mount on a manufacturing machine and positioned so as to focus on a reference tooling ball or a machine tool, a digital camera connected to the viewing end of the autocollimator, and a marker and measure generator for receiving digital images from the camera, then displaying or measuring distances between the projection reticle and the reference reticle on the monitoring screen, and relating the distances to the actual position of the autocollimator relative to the reference tooling ball. The images and measurements are used to set the position of the machine tool and to measure the size and shape of the machine tool tip, and examine cutting edge wear. patent},
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