Design and implementation of a stereo vision system on an innovative 6DOF single-edge machining device for tool tip localization and path correction

López-Estrada, Luis; Fajardo-Pruna, Marcelo; Sánchez-González, Lidia; Perez, Hilde; Fernández-Robles, Laura; Vizán, Antonio

Keywords: Single-edge cutting, Machine-tool, Meso machining, Micro machining, Stereo vision system, Tool path correction, Tool tip localization


In the current meso cutting technology industry, the demand for more advanced, accurate and cheaper devices capable of creating a wide range surfaces and geometries is rising. To fulfill this demand, an alternative single point cutting device with 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) was developed. Its main advantage compared to milling has been the need for simpler cutting tools that require an easier development. To obtain accurate and precise geometries, the tool tip must be monitored to compensate its position and make the proper corrections on the computer numerical control (CNC). For this, a stereo vision system was carried out as a different approach to the modern available technologies in the industry. In this paper, the artificial intelligence technologies required for implementing such vision system are explored and discussed. The vision system was compared with commercial measurement software Dino Capture, and a dedicated metrological microscope system TESA V-200GL. Experimental analysis were carried out and results were measured in terms of accuracy. The proposed vision system yielded an error equal to ±3 µm in the measurement. © 2018 by the authors.

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Título de la Revista: Sensors (Switzerland)
Volumen: 18
Número: 9
Editorial: MDPI AG
Fecha de publicación: 2018
Idioma: English
Financiamiento/Sponsor: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry