The accuracy of machine is important to achieving highly accurate shapes. This paper is focused on mechanical design of highly accurate mechanical linkage servo press applicable to (near-)net shape forming. The effects of geometric errors, deformations under heavy loads and ram tilting are analyzed. A top-down design for accuracy approach is proposed: First, accuracy model for identification of inaccuracy-causing factors and their interlinking relations is developed. Then, based on this model, top accuracy index are decomposed and translated into structure design specifications at component level. Both analytic and simulation methods are employed for design for accuracy in aspects of dimensional and geometric tolerance allocation, stiffness synthesis and anti-eccentric load capability. A case study of mechanical design for accuracy of a six-linkage mechanical servo press is also presented to demonstrate and test the proposed design approaches.

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