F202: Automation for Metal & Finishing Processes - PAID SESSION

  • Room: S405a
Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


CAD to Path Robot Programming. Is it Myth or Reality?
With advancements in AI and scanning technology, the question is, can we get a system to scan and create a path paint program automatically? We will explore the different variations within the marketplace of how this challenge is being addressed and what steps are required to achieve success. Some options are to provide easy teach solutions reducing the programming time but still require manual intervention. We will address plans for solving the high mix, low volume painting production needs.
Barton Faylor - FANUC America

How Medium and Small Manufacturers Can Automate (Robot) Metal Fabrication and Finishing Processes
In today's competitive market, one of the challenges found in all areas of North America is the inability to find, get, train and keep high quality personnel for the purpose of surface finishing in the metal fabrication market. Several different industries have seen this issue over the past 3-4 years and we know that we have more opportunity than we have qualified people to grow our businesses. We have seen the positive results of businesses that run smaller robot systems, designed with them in mind. These systems have a common thread of programming simplicity for end users. A robot system using multiple tools and abrasives could be programmed by the end user for small batch processing. Once programmed, this system could be operated by semi-skilled operators and still grow the business.
Mike D. Shappell - Norton/ Saint-Gobain Abrasives and Eddie Erlbacher - PushCorp, Inc.

Automation/Robotics Track Sponsored by:



Barton Faylor
FANUC America
Edwin Erlbacher
Senior Product Manager
PushCorp, Inc
Mike Shappell
Norton/ Saint-Gobain Abrasives

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