12 Feb

First multi-process trials on our twin-robot facility

Demo of multi-robot flexible manufacturing based on WAAM as core process.

Demonstration of multi-robot flexible manufacturing in Cranfield's lab. In this video two robots are featured:

  • one is used for out-of-chamber deposition of Ti64 (using our proprietary local-shielding device, "WAAMShield");
  • the other is used for in-process cold-work (via pneumatic peening).

These are early commissioning trials, and in June 2018 we shall start with a proper Ti64 primary structure (for aerospace applications).

Filomeno MartinaCranfield