Designing and building machine tools with perfect kinematics is one of the greatest challenges in mechanical engineering. While errors and form deviations on the workpiece can have many causes and characteristics, almost all errors on the machine tool that are not due to wear can be traced back to geometric or thermal origins.
Compensate for geometric and thermal errors of machine tools
One of Fraunhofer IPT's goals is therefore to research these two fundamental causes of defects and, together with international partners from industry and research, to develop new methods and technologies for detecting and compensating geometric and thermal defects.
We not only rely on many years of experience with the geometric calibration of machines, with the development of new process models for thermal compensation or in the integration of real-time capable compensation algorithms in existing machine controls. To the same extent, we incorporate the latest developments in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning into our work. We combine this knowledge with powerful sensor technology, which we develop in-house, and an extensive infrastructure of IT systems.