Design and development of an automatic tool changer for an articulated robot arm

Ambrosio, Helena and Karamanoglu, Mehmet ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Design and development of an automatic tool changer for an articulated robot arm. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 65 (2014) 012023. In: 27th International Conference on CADCAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future 2014, 22-24 July 2014, London, United Kingdom. . ISSN 1757-8981 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1088/1757-899X/65/1/012023)

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In the creative industries, the length of time between the ideation stage and the making of physical objects is decreasing due to the use of CAD/CAM systems and adicitive manufacturing. Natural anisotropic materials, such as solid wood can also be transformed using CAD/CAM systems, but only with subtractive processes such as machining with CNC routers. Whilst some 3 axis CNC routing machines are affordable to buy and widely available, more flexible 5 axis routing machines still present themselves as a too big investment for small companies. Small refurbished articulated robots can be a cheaper alternative but they require a
light end-effector. This paper presents a new lightweight tool changer that converts a small 3kg payload 6 DOF robot into a robot apprentice able to machine wood and similar soft materials.

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Additional Information: Published as: Ambrosio, H., & Karamanoglu, M. (2014). Design and Development of an Automatic Tool Changer for an Articulated Robot Arm. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 65, 012023. doi:10.1088/1757-899x/65/1/012023
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
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