Introduction to Precision Machine Design and Error Assessment

Although ultra-precision machines are now capable of achieving sub-nanometer accuracy, their tight specifications continue to present unique challenges. Written for mechanical engineers and other professionals with an increasing need to understand these specialized design process issues, this book focuses particularly on precision design and machine diagnostic, as well as error modeling and error compensation. This extraordinarily high level of precision that manufacturers can now achieve with extremely small devices creates new possibilities for development in a diversity of contemporary fields, as well as those that will be important in the future. Such advances in precision also greatly enhance our standard of living by improving the quality and reliability of both conventional and microscale products. Featuring contributions from a team of international experts, this work serves as a comprehensive and authoritative reference for professionals aiming to stay abreast of this developing area.

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