Industrial robotic automation is becoming the standard for manufacturing sophistication and efficiency in many industries. PowerMILL Robot combines the CAM control that users have come to know and love from Delcam with intuitive robotic-arm configuration and motion control. This course will begin by using PowerMILL machine tool configurations to define a basic 6-axis robotic arm from an articulated CAD model. We will then move into part setup for both a static situation and a dynamic situation using an external workpiece positioner for our seventh axis. We will create machining approaches on the fly by moving the robot joints separately or in tandem and then creating workplaces from our tool center point. Finally, we will use PowerMILL finishing toolpaths with the robotic arm and learn how to manage and monitor robotic joint motion using PowerMILL Robot simulation tools.
- Learn how to define your robotic arm using template libraries and custom machine tool configurations
- Learn how to position the part relative to the robot in a static position and on an external axis
- Learn how to create workplanes on the fly from robotic arm tool center-point positions
- Learn how to manage and monitor robotic joint motion using robot simulation tools
Brian Ringley is the design technology platform specialist at Woods Bagot, where he specializes in project-specific design technology integration, design computation methodology, and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Prior to working at Woods, Bagot he was the Fuse Lab technology coordinator for the Department of Architectural Technology at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY), and he was the digital fabrication coordinator for the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He has worked in the architectural offices of Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, Dellekamp Arquitectos, and R&Sie(n), and he has taught fabrication seminars and design studios at the University of Cincinnati, the City University of New York, and Pratt Institute. He has also led design-build workshops at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and plusFARM, and he has sat on juries as an invited critic at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. He is a regular contributor to Designalyze.com and AEC-APPS.com.