In order to speed up production, we want to skip the first stage by controlling the amount of clay that is applied to the model. For this purpose, an additional 6 DoF robot is used, which controls the thickness of the clay by scanning it with a 3D linear profiler. After a comparison between the scanned model and the CAD model, the problem area (with too much or too little clay) is marked with a colour projection. These areas can be treated accordingly by the worker.
This application is part of the Aurora project, which is a sub-project that has indirectly received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme through a call for tenders launched and implemented under the TRINITY project (grant agreement No 825196).
The Igus drylin 7th axis robot slide for UR robots provides a simple solution with easy integration. With 3000 mm of travel, the reach of the UR10e robot increased to over 5.5 m and was sufficient to cover the entire area of the car.