For robots typically engaged in handling, pick and place, installation or welding tasks, robotic machining is a novel application. Robotic milling offers a larger workspace for less money.
Foams are a type of composite material containing a component that is a finely distributed gas in a continuous phase that does not disintegrate.
To create artistic accessories by machining huge pieces of foam. Robotics has been employed. The robot offers a complete digital workflow by accurately converting computer-generated 3D models into physical sculptures, maintaining high accuracy and reproducibility even when cutting complicated designs.
One of the state-of-the-art methods used for foam carving in architectural production is the robotic arm using hot wires.
For example, expanded polypropylene (EPP), tooling boards, resins and polystyrene are machined quickly and accurately with CNC technology using robotic arms. They possess the essential ability to create unique foam blocks with the hardness and density that allow a flexible solution for foam articles cut with robotic CNC machines.
An entire solution is robotic machining cells, which are capable of producing complex and unusual geometries of the highest quality, including complex undercuts and 3D objects with enormous reach and a 3D workspace that includes tool changers that offer flexible automatic tool selection for specific material removal.
Many companies have been able to maintain or change their production profiles thanks to today’s automated solutions. In addition, many new remote services have recently appeared on the market, such as mobile robots that can be operated remotely via the cloud, zero-touch solutions, industrial design and 3D printing.