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gv71
01-17-2005, 10:02 PM
I was wondering if there are any places that integrate these mills with robotic arms for a automated shop. My friend is looking to integrate 5 mills to cut plastic. Thanks





Greg

balsaman
01-17-2005, 10:04 PM
All robots have I/O, so the mills can be interfaced thru the robot that way....As for websites, no idea. What kind of robot? New or used?

Eric

gv71
01-17-2005, 10:15 PM
probably just a pick and place robot. I don't know if new or used probably depends on price. He didn't give me all the specifics just an idea. I thought I would just ask here to point him in the right direction. Man balsaman you seem to be answering alot of my questions I should just e-mail you directly :cheers:


Greg

balsaman
01-18-2005, 05:53 PM
By i/o I mean inputs and outputs. So, after the robot places the part in the mill, it can start a g code program (for example), then when the mill is done, it can let the robot know it's ready to be reloaded.

Eric

MisterB
01-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Maybe I'm wrong but wouldnt commercial mass production of a plastic part be more economically and efficiently done by injection molding rather than 5 robots and 5 cnc mini mills?

gv71
01-23-2005, 03:35 PM
from what I gathered is that this person milling off some extra flash.

Greg