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Title: Development towards a focus variation based micro-co-ordinate measuring machine
Author: Hiersemenzel, Florine
ISNI:       0000 0004 6349 8416
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2014
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The increasing number of small and fragile parts that are being manufactured using micromachining technology has raised the demand for co-ordinate measurement machines (CMM) that can measure on a micro- and millimetric scale without contacting the part, thus avoiding damage to the surface of the part. These instruments are expected to measure on a micro- and millimetric scale with a measuring uncertainty in the nanometre range. A number of techniques used for contactless surface measurements exist, such as the focus variation (FV) technique, which have the ability to perform measurements on the micro- and millimetric scale in a short amount of time. These instruments may have the potential to be implemented in a non-contact micro-CMM platform.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: National Physical Laboratory, Alicona
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Focus variation ; Micro-CMM ; Performance characteristics ; Traceability ; Re-verification artefact