Ultra Precision Calibration
We can provide ultra precision calibration with the help of CREAFORM tools. Creaform’s fully integrated 3D software platform also comes with a C-Track, which together forms a complete portable 3D measurement solution.
Thanks to the Ctrack you can accelerate your manufacturing and quality control processes—from assembly control and monitoring to crash-test dummy applications. It accurately and efficiently measures the positions and orientations of reflectors in space; all measurements can be taken simultaneously and accurately. Robots need to calibrated onsite in order to reach high level of accuracy. The Ctrack and his software makes it possible to control displacements, drive assembly processes or measure deformations.
When it comes to making architectural designs, robots can use modeling programs and cutting tools to mill and create structures that have highly-defined contours. With a robotic system controlling them, these robots have the ability to adapt to any type of transition or material, and thus help foster the development of new technologies for construction. Not only do these robots look different than one may imagine, they are also likely to change architectural design, as well as construction methods. In a time of digitalization and computerization, this relationship between robots and architecture seems to be inevitable.Read more
Art and Milling Robots
While it may seem unbelievable, industrial robots can be used in the creation, manufacture and imitation of all kinds of art. These art styles include everything from painting, writing, sculpture and drawing. This can be done through a computer-assisted system, an integrated machining tool and other miscellaneous devices that are used in addition to the milling system. The result is a carefully-shaped piece with incredible precision. The art these robots produce often has a very high level of sophistication and creativity. Through the use of programming, actuators, sensors and computers, industrial robots can produce innovative creations with endless possibilities.Read more
Carbon fiber trimming
This refers to a milling system that works on parts with complex shapes made of composite materials that are lightweight and resistant, such as carbon fiber. Using the adequate tool, this process is carried out at a high speed to drill, contour, mechanize or cut these parts, resulting in clean-cut profiles and an increased volume of machined products. As carbon can be hazardous to health, one benefit of using industrial robots in this process is the protection they offer against the effects of carbon dust. This process also streamlines manufacturing and part-cutting needs, offering high precision and profitability.Read more
Used to work on materials like foam and produce large-scale sculptures that can reach a length of up to 34 feet, robotic milling systems offer great flexibility and other advantages when used with a cutting tool design, following a continuous path at high speeds. In these cases, the robot is used as a machine tool that automates and carries out all work steps, as part of a process that ensures an incredibly precise end product. This type of milling system can be used to make 3D models come to life. Read more
By using industrial robots with a simple software to automatic the milling process for marble, you can maximize production, especially during the end phase, with high precision that will ultimately lead to time savings in the manufacture processes for sculptures, restoration, engravings, etc. In addition, the robotic systems can optimize the marble cut and offer greater versatility. These robots can carry out many complex processes such as contouring, chamfering and drilling operations.Read more
Medical – Orthopedic Milling Robots
Together with new CAD/CAM-supported technologies, a milling system can be implemented to model an orthopedic prosthesis, leading to the production of all kinds of functional prototypes. This process optimizes the manufacturing of orthopedic devices by implementing easy-to-use systems controlled in real time. These systems are fast, reliable and accurate, allowing you to produce all the devices you need. Read More
The robotic milling solution for metals offers huge advantages, as it easily adapts to production lines. Offering a safe machining process that is resistant, with greater flexibility and repeatability, it allows you to be efficient with continuous cycle times, especially when it comes to working on larger parts. This solution is ideal for processing large volumes when there is a need for high precision. With robotic milling, you can automate these processes with exact cuts and extremely precise movements.Read more
The yacht manufacturing industry has witnessed the introduction of robotic milling solutions into production lines that automate this process, working with an interface to process information through CAD/CAM. This allows prototypes to be designed and modified quicker, thus resulting in faster production times with the same high level of precision. The use of these robotic solutions can meet several manufacturing needs, depending on the size and type of boats. They also allow the quality and efficiency of construction to be improved. They can be used to carry out processes like trimming on hulls, decks and internal parts, as well as milling components in highly-resistant composites. Read more
When it comes to handling plastic, the combination of a robotic cell with a 6-axis milling robot is ideal. Offering optimal precision in milling processes as well as enhanced stability, it uses low power to trim low-volume parts, thus better controlling noise and dust. Other benefits include quicker, more cost-effective deliveries, less maintenance and the ability to get the system back on track in a shorter amount of time. Trimming plastics is so important because a poor trim will result in parts that may be inconsistent and not work properly. Therefore, using a milling robot to perform this process will help to achieve optimal consistency and accuracy.
Polystyrene is one of the most cost-effective and commonly used materials. Polystyrene machining can be carried out with an industrial robot to perform complex movements with greater versatility and flexibility when it comes to carving the part. Rotating tables helps the process of milling thanks to the direct configuration with the controller. Water jet cutting or injection molding can both be used to process this material. An articulated industrial robot can provide optimal precision during this process, with trajectory control systems for more precise cuts. With the use of robotic milling, a wide range of jobs can be performed.Read more
Robot on linear track
Milling with a linear track is something that adds stability and strength, by contributing flexibility, precision and speed to work cells and production lines. Linear tracks are positioning systems that enable the robot to carry out varied processes in several directions. This so-called seventh axis can be used to reduce costs, increase efficiency and reduce cycle times. In order to be truly useful, these robot-positioning tracks must be fast, accurate and safe. They allow one robot to perform multiple tasks, and are becoming increasingly common in settings where translational motion is needed.Read more
Robotic hot wire cutting
Hot wire cutting is a process that complies with high machining standards. Due to its speed and efficiency when shaping a part, it allows there to less wasted material while also maximizing the machining time, and a rotating table can also be used to adapt it to different lengths. This process involves using a robotically-controlled, electrically-heated wire to cut through industrial materials. It can be used for varied industrial applications, achieving highly sustainable production cycles and reduced times and costs.Read more
Marine / Boat milling / Nautical
Robotic milling is as integral to yacht building as other industries. Nowadays, robots are undertaking many of the repetitive jobs that were traditionally dependent upon human labour. Most of time, these kind of jobs put in danger the health of the workers. Skilled workers continues to diminish and therefore boat builders are now looking for other ways to stay competitive in a manufacturing market. Luxury yacht and boat builders are trying to look for new methods for more accurate construction as well as speeding up the whole production time frame. We have done few project with yacht builders to introduce machining robots into their sites to improve efficiency and processes through automation systems. We integrated robotic solutions are being used for milling fiberglass moulds, hole cutting, applying gelcoats to hulls and decks. Read more