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On the Geometric and Thermal Errors of a Hexapod Machine Tool



Johannes A. Soons


This paper describes the measurement and analysis of the quasi-static errors of a prototype hexapod milling machine located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Emphasis is placed on a) identification of the most important parametric errors and their potential impact on performance, b) description of the techniques used to measure and estimate the hexapod errors, and c) application of various concepts to model the geometric and thermal errors of the hexapod.
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Springer-Verlag, London, UK,


Accuracy, Hexapod, Machine tool, Machine tool error, Milling machine, Parallel Machine, Performance Evaluation, Stewart Platform


Soons, J. (1999), On the Geometric and Thermal Errors of a Hexapod Machine Tool, Springer-Verlag, London, UK, (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017