Handbook of Optical Dimensional Metrology

Kevin Harding

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February 26, 2013 by CRC Press
Handbook - 506 Pages - 369 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439854815 - CAT# K12551
Series: Series in Optics and Optoelectronics

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Features

  • Provides an extensive overview of what optical dimensional metrology is and what it can do for manufacturing
  • Shows how optical trackers can make accurate machining of very large aerospace parts
  • Defines the seven guiding principles for designing a successful metrology application
  • Explains the key error sources found in phase shifting-based 3D contouring systems
  • Describes how to measure precision devices under a glass cover using white light interferometry

Summary

Due to their speed, data density, and versatility, optical metrology tools play important roles in today’s high-speed industrial manufacturing applications. Handbook of Optical Dimensional Metrology provides useful background information and practical examples to help readers understand and effectively use state-of-the-art optical metrology methods.

The book first builds a foundation for evaluating optical measurement methods. It explores the many terms of optical metrology and compares it to other forms of metrology, such as mechanical gaging, highlighting the limitations and errors associated with each mode of measurement at a general level. This comparison is particularly helpful to current industry users who operate the most widely applied mechanical tools.

The book then focuses on each application area of measurement, working down from large area to medium-sized to submicron measurements. It describes the measurement of large objects on the scale of buildings, the measurement of durable manufactured goods such as aircraft engines and appliances, and the measurement of fine features on the micron and nanometer scales. In each area, the book covers fast, coarse measures as well as the finest measurements possible. Best practices and practical examples for each technology aid readers in effectively using the methods.

Requiring no prior expertise in optical dimensional metrology, this handbook helps engineers and quality specialists understand the capabilities and limitations of optical metrology methods. It also shows them how to successfully apply optical metrology to a vast array of current engineering and scientific problems.