Cranfield University designs and produces top-of-the-art precision machines for machining, grinding
and polishing, but they use commercial machines as well. One of its specialties is producing
precision optics, but projects in other fields are not uncommon.
This traineeship involves measurement of static and dynamic responses of a low cost robot based
equipment towards implementation instrumentations required for a smoothing process. Steps
towards automatic measurement and error compensation programs have been made.
Another subject of this traineeship involves designing an in situ measurement device that can
measure the straightness of a deep-drilled-hole with a diameter of 25 mm within at least 6 arc
second (about 30 ??m/m) over a length of 3 m of which a detailed design is presented.