Grinding and Finishing

Robotic Surface Grinding and Finishing

Surface grinding and finishing, such as sanding and polishing, are time-consuming and labor-intensive processes that require the operator to have stamina and technical skill to perform manually.

Robotmaster can be used to program part to tool configurations commonly used for grinding and finishing applications. Part to tool orientations can be managed automatically to optimize the program for minimal wrist rotation and maintaining constant orientation between the part edge and the tool.

Key features:

  • Automatically generate paths from the CAD model
  • Ensure program feasibility on large parts with complex paths
  • Manipulate process-specific parameters such as feed-rates, RPM, forces, passes, penetration depth etc., with ease
  • Control tool orientations for optimal surface contact
  • Optimize the program path to avoid errors and collisions
  • Visualize depth during simulation
  • Achieve consistent, accurate, high-quality finishes, and scratch patterns
  • Eliminate the need to rework parts
  • Reduce programming time from days to minutes
  • Maximize robotic profitability

Surface grinding and finishing applications available via Robotmaster

  • Sanding
  • Grinding
  • Surface conditioning
  • Texturing
  • Polishing
  • Buffing
  • Shot peening
  • Hammer peening
  • Laser hardening
  • Laser abrasion
  • Media blasting
  • Linishing

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McStarlite Case Study

Case Study: McStarlite Aircraft Engine Lipskin Polishing


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Robotic Polishing