Patrick M. Sammons

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This paper presents a 5-axis machine tool compensation method that uses tool tip measurements recorded throughout the joint space to construct a set of compensation tables. The measurements can be taken using a laser tracker, permitting rapid measurement at most locations in the joint space. To compensate the machine tool, the measurements are used to(More)
In Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), a blown powder metal additive manufacturing process, functional metal parts are fabricated in a layer-by-layer fashion. In addition to the in-layer dynamics, which describe how the process evolves within a given layer, the additive-fabrication property of LMD creates a second set of dynamics which describe how the process(More)
Bearing systems and harmonic drives in robots introduce complex kinematic errors which result in joint kinematic errors that reduce the accuracy of their manipulators. Typical calibration methods do not consider these complex errors, thus, limiting post calibration performance. In this paper, a method of modeling and calibrating robot kinematic errors by(More)
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