In high precision industry, the measurement of geometry is often performed using coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Measurements on CMMs can occur at many places within a long and global supply chain. In this context it is a challenge to control consistency, so that measurements are applied with appropriate levels of rigour and achieve comparable results, wherever and whenever they are performed. In this paper, a framework is outlined in which consistency is controlled through measurement strategy, such as the number and location of measurement points. The framework is put to action in a case study, demonstrating the usefulness of the approach and highlighting the dangers of imposing rigid measurement strategies across the supply chain, even if linked to standardised manufacturing processes. Potential mitigations, and the requirements for future research, are outlined.
|Number of pages
|Published - 10 Dec 2014
|International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - DET 2014 Disruptive Innovation in Manufacturing Engineering towards the 4th Industrial Revolution - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 25 Mar 2014 → 28 Mar 2014
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Systems Centre, the EPSRC funded Industrial Doctorate Centre in Systems (Grant EP/G037353/1), Rolls-Royce plc, and NPL (under the UK National Measurement System Engineering & Flow Metrology Programme). The authors are grateful to David Flack whose comments helped to improve and clarify the paper.
© 2014 The Authors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering