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Offline programming for short batch robotic welding

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Abstract


  • Robotics based automation has many

    advantages over both manual operation and dedicated

    hard automation. In practice however the robot

    programming overhead and high cost of dedicated jigging

    are serious impediments to its use for short production

    runs. Offline programming packages offer an attractive

    alternative to reduce programming time and robot down

    time, however many of the available packages are fairly

    complex and treat the geometric programming and

    welding operation separately. The paper will describe the

    development of alternative approaches and the evaluation

    of an integrated offline robotic welding package

    (RinasWeld) which addresses these issues and makes low

    volume robotic welding of complex fabrications viable.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Larkin, N., Milojevic, A., Pan, Z., Polden, J. & Norrish, J. (2011). Offline programming for short batch robotic welding. 16th Joining of Materials (JOM) conference 2012 (pp. 1-6).

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Abstract


  • Robotics based automation has many

    advantages over both manual operation and dedicated

    hard automation. In practice however the robot

    programming overhead and high cost of dedicated jigging

    are serious impediments to its use for short production

    runs. Offline programming packages offer an attractive

    alternative to reduce programming time and robot down

    time, however many of the available packages are fairly

    complex and treat the geometric programming and

    welding operation separately. The paper will describe the

    development of alternative approaches and the evaluation

    of an integrated offline robotic welding package

    (RinasWeld) which addresses these issues and makes low

    volume robotic welding of complex fabrications viable.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Larkin, N., Milojevic, A., Pan, Z., Polden, J. & Norrish, J. (2011). Offline programming for short batch robotic welding. 16th Joining of Materials (JOM) conference 2012 (pp. 1-6).

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1557&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/551

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