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Automation of Polishing Process by Industrial Robots - Generation of Polishing Path for Complex Surface

Zhou YANG and Koichi MORISHIGE

Proceedings of 3rd International Conference of Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (ASPEN2009), 1A1-11 (November 11-13, 2009, Station Hotel Kokura, Kitakyushu, Japan)

At present, in production field, the polishing process has been performed by handwork of skilled workers. In order to liberate these labor forces, we have considered the automation of polishing process by using an industrial robot. In the previous research, the generation of robot program for polishing operation using CAD/CAM system was already proposed. However, it had considered only simple plane and monotonous surface. Therefore, in this report, we propose the new technique to generate polishing path for complex surface with changing radius of curvature, which will be used to achieve the automation of polishing process by industrial robot.

Generated polishing paths

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Last updated on December 21, 2009, by K.Morishige