CNC Machine Calibration

The machine tool industry is developing quickly. Initiatives to improve efficiency, and reduce scrap and production costs have created the need to understand manufacturing processes better than ever before. Knowing the capability of machine tools before metal cutting is the foundation of any machining process.

Both linear axes and rotary axes are subject to errors relative to the intended positioning.

This can be due to

  • Machine installation errors
  • Collisions
  • General wear in use

Errors in either the angular positioning accuracy or alignment of the axes can produce significant defects in finished parts.