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Hello Guys,

we are working on a project with robot playing a groove box and a keyboard for so music. Kinda like DJ adding layers to music. We are having trouble asking the robot to follow the beats. (Kinda like Marc Rebillet's funky music). For example we want robot move from A to B with V40, it's too slow, but we make it move with V50 it's too quick.

May I ask if anybody have experiences with this or point me to some direction with coding?

We are using an ABB 6700 robot with IRC5

Thank you!!!
General Discussion / Work Holding for Foam and Timber
October 05, 2017, 05:46:53 AM
Hello, Just wondering how other people usually hold their foam and timber when milling with a robot?

We discovered if we clamp material down, the clamp will create a lot of interference, but if we simply fix from the bottom with screws, they will move laterally (especially with foam).

Does anyone have a general solution for most of the material or it's a case by case issue that every time we do something different we have to think of a unique work holding solution?
General Discussion / Advice on Milling Bits
June 14, 2017, 06:37:24 AM
Hello, we just bought our first Robotic system with a ABB6700 245kg and a HSD ES362 (HSK63F, ER32) spindle.

We will be mainly cutting fairly large sized objects such as feature walls molds in foam, or in wood.

1. Many of the tool bits in robotic milling video is super long, approx. 300mm-400mm sticking out with a wide radius. But widest radius end mill we see is around 110mm total length. Am i looking at the wrong tool bit website?

2. How do you guys see Indexable End Mill vs regular end mill for roughing?

Thank you!

Hello there,

We are planning to setup a design & production consultancy specializing in using robotic arm as a principle production method in Taipei, Taiwan. We ran into a few problems and had a few questions.

1) Will an older KUKA robotic arm  work with KRC4?

2) Would you suggest SprutCAM or PowerMill? I quoted the Taiwan vendor for SprutCAM and it is 30000 USD for initial purchase and extra 3000 USD yearly for upgrades and maintenance, is that right? It seems quite expensive.

3) How hard is it to bypass System Integrator and do system integration ourselves with a mix of new and old equipments? Is it very hard to calibrate all the equipments and connecting them to the controller (we are educated as architectural designers with no experience in robotic system except for a Lulzbot Taz 3D printer)? What's the possibility of damaging my equipment if i made a rookie mistake?

4) Do you have any suggested sellers for reasonably priced: spindles, tool rack with calibrators, linear tracks, hotwire cutters?

5) If i buy a KUKA robot that is not already listed in KUKA|prc, will it be hard to make our own robot? Is there a tutorial?

6) What is general failure rate of a KUKA robotic arm if we are using it to mill wood 10hrs a day?

Thank you!!!!