Top 8 factors of cnc precise machining and manufacturing deviation

//Top 8 factors of cnc precise machining and manufacturing deviation

Top 8 factors of cnc precise machining and manufacturing deviation

8 kinds deviations to CNC precise machining and manufacturing


Machining deviation refers to the degree of deviation between the actual geometric parameters (geometry liner, form and position) of the part after machining and the designed geometrical parameters. The degree of coincidence between the actual geometrical parameters and the ideal geometrical parameters after machining the part is the machining accuracy. The smaller the machining deviation, the higher the degree of conformity and the higher the machining accuracy. Machining accuracy and machining deviation are two standards of quality level. Therefore, the size of the machining deviation reflects the level of machining accuracy.


The 8 main factors of machining deviations are below:

  1. CNC machines’ deviations

Spindle rotation deviation, rail deviation and drive chain deviation.

The spindle rotation deviation refers to the variation of the actual rotation axis of the spindle relative to its average rotation axis at each moment, which will directly affect the accuracy of the workpiece being machined. The main causes of the spindle rotation deviation are the spindle’s coaxial error, the bearing’s own error, the coaxiality deviation between the bearings, and the spindle’s winding degree. The guide rail is the reference for determining the relative position of each machine part on the machine tool and is also the reference for the machine tool movement. The manufacturing deviation of the guide rail itself, the uneven wear of the guide rail and the mounting quality are important factors causing the guide rail deviation. Drive chain deviation refers to the deviation of the relative motion between the transmission elements at the end of the drive chain. It is caused by the manufacturing and assembly deviation in the various components of the drive chain and the wearer during use.

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Top 8 factors of cnc precise machining and manufacturing deviation

  1. Tool geometry deviation

Any tool is inevitably subject to wear during the cutting process, and this causes changes in the size and shape of the workpiece. The influence of tool geometry deviation on machining error differs depending on the type of tool: When machining with a fixed-size tool, the manufacturing error of the tool directly affects the machining accuracy of the workpiece, while for general tools (such as turning tools, etc.), the manufacturing error There is no direct effect on machining deviation.


  1. Fixture & Jigs geometry deviation

The role of the fixture is to make the workpiece correspond to the correct position of the tool and the machine, so the geometric error of the fixture has a great influence on the machining error (especially the position error)


  1. The positioning deviation of precise machining and manufacturing

The positioning deviation mainly includes the base misalignment deviation and the positioning inaccurate manufacturing deviation. When machining a workpiece on a machine tool, several geometric elements on the workpiece must be selected as the positioning reference during machining, if the selected positioning reference and design reference (the reference used to determine the dimensions and position of a certain surface on the part drawing) ) If not coincident, there will be benchmark misalignment errors.

The workpiece positioning surface and the jig positioning element together constitute the positioning pair. Since the positioning pair is manufactured inaccurately and the maximum displacement of the workpiece is caused by the matching clearance between the positioning pairs, the positioning pair is called an inaccurate error. Inaccurate errors in positioning and manufacturing are only produced when using the adjustment method and are not produced in the test cutting method.


  1. Manufacturing Process deviation due to force-deformation

5.1 Workpiece rigidity: If the workpiece stiffness is relatively low in the processing system relative to machine tools, tools, and fixtures, under the action of cutting force, the deformation due to insufficient rigidity of the workpiece has a greater influence on the machining error.


5.2 Tool Stiffness: The external turning tool is very rigid in the normal (y) direction of the machining surface, and its deformation is negligible. The smaller diameter borehole, the poor rigidity of the knife bar, the deformation of the knife bar has a great influence on the hole processing accuracy.


5.3 Machine tool component stiffness:

The machine tool component consists of many parts. There is no suitable simple calculation method for machine tool component rigidity so far. The main method is to determine the stiffness of the machine tool component by using experimental methods. The factors affecting the rigidity of machine tool components include the influence of contact surface deformation, the influence of friction force, the influence of low-rigidity components, and the influence of clearance.


  1. Machining adjustment deviation

In every process of mechanical processing, the ordinarily or every adjustment of the processing system is always performed. Because adjustments cannot be absolutely accurate, adjustment errors occur. In the processing system, the mutual position accuracy of the workpiece and the tool on the machine tool is ensured by adjusting the machine tool, the tool, the fixture, or the workpiece. When the original precision of machine tools, tools, fixtures, and workpiece blanks meets the process requirements without considering dynamic factors, adjustment errors play a decisive role in machining errors.


  1. Measurement deviation

When precise machining and manufacturing parts are measured during or after processing, measurement methods, gauge accuracy, and workpiece and subjective and objective factors directly affect the measurement accuracy.


  1. The internal stress of workpiece 

The stress that exists on the part without external force is called internal stress. Once the internal stress is generated on the workpiece, it will cause the workpiece metal to be in an unstable state with a high energy level. It instinctively transforms to the stable state of the low energy level and is accompanied by deformation, so that the workpiece will lose its original machining accuracy.

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Top 8 factors of cnc precise machining and manufacturing deviation


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