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Flexible laser machining with industrial robots
Author(s): Hermann Lindl; Helmut Schwarz; Wilhelm Trunzer
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Paper Abstract

3D laser machining requires a considerable investment, handling devices of high precision and a great expense for the planning of an application and for program generation. With new applications, one has to consider the specific properties, requirements and the advantages of laser systems to achieve economical results. The time consuming methods that are used today--e.g. program generation by teach-in--lead to a low productivity and low machine utilization, especially with small batches. The two examples given here are focusing on 3D laser processing, e.g. of deep drawn workpieces, and high process flexibility. They are intended to show, how new methods for program generation, simulation and sensor assistance in laser processing can be used to save time in the planning phase and to significantly reduce the expense that is caused by tolerances in shape and position of the parts to process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2062, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167583
Show Author Affiliations
Hermann Lindl, Technical Univ. of Munich (Germany)
Helmut Schwarz, Technical Univ. of Munich (Germany)
Wilhelm Trunzer, Technical Univ. of Munich (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2062:
Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing
Leonard R. Migliore; Richard W. Walker, Editor(s)

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