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Enabling Machining Vision Using STEP-NC

Published

Author(s)

Martin Hardwick, Frederick M. Proctor, David Loffredo, Sid Venkatesh

Abstract

STEP-NC is a new data format for manufacturing control. One of its applications is to enable integrated on machine measurement of machining processes using vision systems and other sensors. In this paper we describe the manufacturing process and manufacturing resource models in STEP-NC that can be used to enable this type of measurement. These descriptions include the machine setup so that the configuration of the part can be identified and corrected, the machine kinematics so that the actions of a machine while adding or subtracting material can be verified, and the product tolerances so that the quality of the final part can be predicted and corrected during the machining.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
MSEC2012
Conference Dates
June 4-8, 2012
Conference Location
Notre Dame, IN, US

Keywords

Computer Vision, Manufacturing, Machining, Computer-Numerical Control (CNC), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

Citation

Hardwick, M. , Proctor, F. , Loffredo, D. and Venkatesh, S. (2012), Enabling Machining Vision Using STEP-NC, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference MSEC2012 , Notre Dame, IN, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910870 (Accessed July 1, 2022)
Created June 7, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021