Maximizing reader insights into the key scientific disciplines ofMachine Tool Metrology, this textwill prove useful for the industrial-practitioner and those interested in the operation of machine tools. Within this current level of industrial-content, this book incorporates significant usage of the existing published literature and valid information obtained from a wide-spectrum of manufacturers of plant, equipment and instrumentation before putting forward novel ideas and methodologies.
Providing easy to understand bullet points and lucid descriptions of metrological and calibration subjects, this book aids reader understanding of the topics discussed whilst adding a voluminous-amount of footnotes utilised throughout all of the chapters, which adds some additional detail to the subject.
Featuring an extensive amount of photographic-support, this book will serve as a key reference text for all those involved in the field.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Graham T. Smith is the retired Head of the Technology Research Centre which was a specialised section within Southampton Solent University. He worked as a Professor of Industrial Engineering there, and was one of the three original Founder Members of the Laser Metrology & Machine Performance International Conferences (LAMDAMAP, which has been running from 1993 to the present. Professor Smith has lectured-widely within the UK at industrial and exhibition venues, likewise across a diverse-range of university campuses in both Europe and North America, moreover he has continued to maintain close-links in the related machine tool and metrology industries. He has also previously refereed technical submissions for The Machine Tool Technologies Association (now known as the MTA) as a judge for the biennial MACH-awards and has regularly undertaken book and journal reviews, as well as periodic technical articles for the Industrial Press. Furthermore, he has also acted as an Expert Witness for many engineering/metrological litigation cases for some years and has also produced certain specific end-user products for a range of international companies, during last 50-plus years.
Table of ContentsMachine Tools - an Introduction.- Laser Instrumentation and Calibration.- Optical Instrumentation for Machine Calibration.- Telescoping Ballbars and other Diagnostic Intrumentation.- Artefacts for Machine Verification.- Machine Tool Performance - Spindle Analysis; Corrosion and Oil Debris Monitoring; Thermography.- Uncertainty of Measurement and Statistical Process Control.- Machine Tool Reliability.- Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Reliability-centred Maintenance (RCM).