DATE: Tuesday, September 9 from 1:15 PM - 2:10 PM ROOM: W-193B
SPEAKER: Roger Hart, Engineering Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.
Aerospace manufacturing is changing faster than ever before. The Industry seeks cost-effective and increased productivity through multi-function machines, agile manufacturing processes and re-taskable automation.
To increase productivity, traditional CNC machines are being combined with more and more automation equipment. Robots are playing an ever-increasing role in this automation. Their flexibility, range of motion and efficient floor space utilization make them ideal automation partners for traditional CNC machines.
And most recently, CNC-controlled robots are beginning to perform some of the manufacturing operations previously reserved for more traditional CNC machines.
This presentation focuses on the integration of CNC and robotic technologies in aerospace manufacturing. Topics covered include typical control architectures for various process needs, programming and synchronization. Lastly, the importance of manufacturing process design using product lifecycle management (PLM) tools prepared for the integration and simulation of CNCs with robots is discussed.
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