Development of an Optical Hole-Diameter Measuring Instrument

H. Onikura, Y. Kuwabara, T. Nakamura, T. Sajima, Y. Imaseki, A. Katsuki, A. Kobayashi

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An optical hole-diameter measuring instrument has been developed. The instrument, which consists of two laser diodes, a photo sensitive detector, two condenser lenses and some mirrors, is intended to measure, based on trigonometry, the distances to the hole wall on two sides alternately. The fundamental analysis and experiment showed that it was possible to measure the distances to the object having not only a mirror-like plane surface but also a rough cylindrical surface. Using the instrument, which was manufactured on trial, it was found that the hole-diameter between 9.5 and 11.0 mm could be measured within accuracy of 23 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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