MAG has launched what the company claims to be the industry’s fastest volumetric error compensation (VEC) system, capable of simultaneously analyzing and correcting positioning errors in all machine-tool axes. The MAG VEC technology reduces the time required to determine error compensations from days to hours, integrating both linear and rotary axes into the tool point compensation process. Conventional approaches to volumetric compensation are generally limited to three linear axes and the associated total of 21 potential motion error sources. However, a typical fi ve-axis machine with linear and rotary axes can have 43 potential error sources - MAG’s multi-axis VEC system compensates for these, in machines with unique and more complex multi-axis confi gurations VEC is offered as a standard option on new MAG machines and is available for field upgrade of legacy machines.