Robot cutting in ship building industry - A new flexible approach for linking parametric design and fully automatic robot programming

Conference: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
06/07/2010 - 06/09/2010 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gasper, Stefan; Bickendorf, Jobst (Autocam Informationstechnik GmbH, Dortmund, Germany)

The following paper describes a fully automatic programming system for industrial robots which is used for profile cutting in the shipbuilding industry. The programming is done in a multistep process. Design features are used to model and simulate the fabrication process. The analysis of the process model and the simulation results are part of the automatic programming. Modelling the fabrication process is done by a system which combines parametric models with incoming design data and fabrication data. A special editor enables the end user to extend the system with new parametric models by himself.