Milling robots are capable of producing parts with complex designs of the highest quality with CNC-type production techniques for the elaboration of large-scale sculptures.
Robotic milling can have flexible tools and cutting systems designed to adapt to specific material removal methods. This may include milling, grinding, sanding, edge cutting, wire cutting or knife cutting.
Robotic systems allow you to execute the milling process on a wide variety of materials such as carbon fiber, plastics and foams, wood, concrete, stone and marble. Any object of any shape or size can be milled by simply adjusting the robot’s programming and choosing the right end-of-arm tool for the job.
The robotic milling process is carried out in industries such as:
Robotic architecture and civil works
Robotic sculpture and models
This type of robotic milling system offers great benefits in the production line.
The 6 or 7-axis milling machine provides multiple redundant axes of freedom, which means you can do anything a 5-axis mill can do. Volumes of larger workpieces can be machined for a fraction of the cost of a large CNC machine. Robotic milling has presented remarkable growth in the flexibility and size of objects that can be machined, compared to traditional machining centers.
It generates minimum production costs with a rapid return on investment (ROI)
A robotic milling system can include software options:
Autodesk (Delcam) PowerMill Robot Professional Edition / Ultimate Edition
G-code interpreter of the KUKA.CNC software
Rhino/Grasshopper parametric programming
KUKA | prc – Parametric robot control software
RobotMaster version 7.0
Basically, robotic milling includes a package with the following elements
High speed milling spindle
Robot mounting kits (cables and brackets)
Variable speed drivers (robot-controlled)