ShadowMap CL - Machine-tool Error Reduction System
Now you can have this done for you automatically, reliably, and consistently with ShadowMap CL. With an independent 3D volumetric laser measurement matrix, your computer can quickly adjust every part program to reduce the errors of every machine, in seconds.
- Reliable, documented process
- 3-axis and 5-axis supported
- NIST traceable calibrations
ShadowMap CL reads industry standard APT CL machining programs, along with the error map of the machine to run the program, and then a new APT CL program is created with all of the coordinates adjusted correctly. Use your existing post-processors and communications methods.
Errors exist in every machine, even fresh from the assembly line. Twenty-one different errors are associated with 3-axis machines. Simple linear calibration and correction is not enough to ensure accuracy. The charts available above show the results from a twenty year old machine.