Design of a 5-Axis ultraprecision micro milling machine – UltraMill: Part 1: holistic design approach, design considerations, and specifications.

Huo, Dehong and Cheng, Kai and Wardle, Frank (2010) Design of a 5-Axis ultraprecision micro milling machine – UltraMill: Part 1: holistic design approach, design considerations, and specifications. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 47 (9-12). pp. 867-877. ISSN 0268-3768

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Abstract

High-accuracy three-dimensional miniature components and microstructures are increasingly in demand in the sector of electro-optics, automotive, biotechnology, aerospace and information-technology industries. A rational approach to mechanical micro machining is to develop ultra-precision machines with small footprints. In part 1 of this two-part paper, the-state-of-the-art of ultra-precision machines with micro-machining capability is critically reviewed. The design considerations and specifications of a five-axis ultra-precision micro-milling machine—UltraMill—are discussed. Three prioritised design issues: motion accuracy, dynamic stiffness and thermal stability, formulate the holistic design approach for UltraMill. This approach has been applied to the development of key machine components and their integration so as to achieve high accuracy and nanometer surface finish.

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The same paper was subsequently presented at The European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) 9th International Conference and exhibition, San Sebastian, Spain 2-5 June 2009.

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Science & Technology
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