Trimming and Cutting

Robotmaster can be used for robot programming for routing, cutting (using plasma, laser, torch and water jet) and for other types of trimming applications, including compliant knife.

Advantages for trimming applications

  • Robot programming for trimming and cutting paths can be generated automatically from the CAD model and subsequently modified with minimal effort to adjust for:
    • Diameter of cutter
    • Depth of cut
    • Number of cuts
  • Tool orientations can be managed automatically to optimize the program for minimal wrist rotation and maximize robot reach
  • Ability to manage and optimize entries and exits
  • Ability to automatically activate/deactivate spindle or tool
  • Joint repositioning tools can be used to easily control the robot configurations and wrist winding/unwinding for optimal trimming trajectories
  • Ability to program, simulate and use multiple tools
  • Calibration tools that compensate for actual part setup

Videos

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Trimming of a commercial thermoformed part using a Fanuc robot with a router spindle

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Robot programming for routing using a spindle and multiple tools to trim a commercial thermoformed part using a Kuka robot

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Robot programming for water-jet cutting of a medical carbon fiber part using a Motoman robot

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Robot programming for trimming a flat part with an ABB robot and using orientation changes to avoid a crash between the wrist and robot base

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A double Fanuc robot cell is used to trim a motorcycle part

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Laser trimming of an automotive part using a Fanuc robot with a rotary table

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Robot program for trimming of a thermoformed aerospace part using a Staubli robot and a small spindle

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Robot programming for water-jet cutting of a fiberglass part using a gantry mounted double Fanuc robot cell

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Trimming of a wood part using a Kuka robot mounted on a linear rail

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Trimming of a commercial thermoformed part using a Fanuc robot with a router spindle and multiple tools

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Trimming of a polycarbonate visor using a Fanuc robot with a router spindle