High Speed Air Spindle Example 3: Robotic Deburring
Using an air spindle, this Fanuc robot is able to deburr castings with irregular flash.
Programming a robot with the same CAM software used for a multi-axis machine tool makes it unnecessary to “teach” the robot by jogging it manually from point to point and recording these point-to-point moves as the robot’s motion commands. Robotmaster is a software package that provides this CAD/CAM-based, off-line programming for robots. It runs fully integrated inside Mastercam CAM software for CNC machine tools.
In metalworking, a shop's move from one level of automation to the next can be a business-busting decision if badly timed. This article looks at what you should consider when taking the next step toward automating an operation.
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.