This project is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement no. 723853.     

Our colleage Erdem Ozturk from The AMRC had the opportunity to present COROMA project  at the 17th CIRP Conference on Modelling of Machining Operations in the topic of Robots in machining. During the Conference there were different on-machine demonstrations. In this scenario it was presented a smart weld grinding solution developed in COROMA’s project which minimises the participation of human in robotic machining.

In the scope of COROMA (Cognitively Enhanced Robot for Flexible Manufacturing) project, a smart weld grinding solution which combines scanning, path planning, and machining and inspection capabilities on the same platform has been developed. This solution aims to minimise the human involvement in robotic machining by reducing the effort in part setting and programming and to ensure the part quality every time using an optimised machining approach and parameters.

This demonstration will also show a robotic mobile fixturing system.The robot is integrated to the machine tool. In aerospace industry, parts usually have very  slender  features and this may lead to chatter problems or unacceptable fom errors during machining process. A robot is utilized as a fixture to improve the dynamics stiffness of workpieces. Force control module has also been developed for the robot by COROMA’s partners.