Robot type machine tools with parallel link mechanism are characterized by the performance to change tool posture and machine wider range than conventional machine tools. It is realized by simultaneous multi-axis control of parallel link mechanism. However, there are some problems, it is difficult to identify and adjust alignment error. In addition, the machining performance is unidentified due to the rigidity is different from conventional machine tools.
In this research, a geometric model is described and the forward kinematics model is derived based on the geometric model. Then, the machining tests were carried out to evaluate the machining accuracy by measured machined surface and the simulated motion of tool cutting edge based on proposed forward kinematics model.