Application of fuzzy logic methodology for predicting dynamic measurement errors related to process parameters of coordinate measuring machines

Bulutsuz A., Yetilmezsoy K., Durakbasa N.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS, vol.29, pp.1619-1633, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/ifs-151641
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1619-1633
  • Keywords: Coordinate measuring machines, fuzzy logic, measurement accuracy, uncertainty, MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY, WASTE-WATER, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, NEURAL-NETWORK, MODEL, CMM, REGRESSION, EFFICIENCY, REACTOR, DESIGN
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Coordinate measuring machines (CMM) have a vital and enduring role in the manufacturing process because of their easy adaptation to the systems and high measurement accuracy. Owing to the demand for high accuracy and shorter cycle times of measurement tasks, determining the measurement errors has become more important in precision engineering. Additionally, manufactured components are becoming smaller and tolerances becoming tighter, and therefore, demands for accuracy are increasing. For this reason, dynamic error modeling has become a topic of considerable importance for improving measurement accuracy, manufacturing decisions and process parameter selections. A number of factors such as process parameters, measurement environment, measuring object, reference element, measurement equipment and set-up affect the measurement accuracy of CMM. Considering the complicated inter-relationships among a number of system factors, artificial intelligence-based techniques have become essential tools due to their speed, robustness and non-linear characteristics when working with high-dimensional data. In this study, a fuzzy logic-based methodology was implemented as an artificial intelligence approach for determining measurement errors related to the process parameters for coordinate measuring machines. A Mamdani-type fuzzy inference system was developed within the framework of a graphical user interface. Eight-level trapezoidal membership functions were employed for the fuzzy subsets of each model variable. The product and the centre of gravity methods were performed as the inference operator and defuzzification methods, respectively. The proposed prognostic model provided a well-suited method and produced promising results in predicting measurement errors by monitoring the process parameters such as optimum measuring point numbers, probing speed and probe radius.