Drillhole Characterizing Interposer
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
The dimensional or other robot probe-readable parameters of an interposer may be used to define the fastener or other characteristics of a drillhole. Such an interposer can be stuck on a master part with adhesive or may include a stem which can be inserted into a hole in the workpiece. Techniques have been described for using probe-readable interposers to ascertain position and orientation of a drillhole. In addition, drillhole interposers can be simply coded with probe-readable dimensions (or other parameters) related to a characterization of the desired hole to be drilled. Probe-readable physical properties are pocket diameter, pocket depth, shape of pocket, color, reflectivity, conductivity, cavity bottom concavity, compressibility, etc.