Trimming is mainly carried out on composite parts for which certain manufacturing processes require resizing.
For example, for RTM injection, it is necessary to remove the excess resin creep at the parting line of the mould. In the case of thermoforming, the skirt, a surplus of material inherent in this process, must be removed.
The trimming process is also used on metal parts. Indeed, for parts produced by hot or cold forming, it may be necessary to remove the excess material.
Trimming is still often a manual operation for many industries. Indeed, the quality of the trimming depends on the skills and the dexterity of an operator.
It is a particularly arduous job because the efforts required are significant with permanent exposure to dust. Moreover, some parts require tolerances that cannot be achieved by hand.
GEBE2 designs and builds robotic solutions to perform trimming operations. To do this, we rely on methods of transforming parts in space based on our experience in the field of machining (definition of the cutting parameter).
We thus provide robotic trimming cells for all your composite or metal parts. Robotising your trimming operations ensures productivity, operator comfort and quality finishes.
To meet your needs and provide you with the most suitable solution, you can rely on our expertise:
Our robotic routing cells are equipped with electrospindles, automatic parts movement systems, definition of the spindle TCP, and tool changers.
These different options/configurations make them particularly suitable for medium-speed production under the best conditions of cycle time, quality and safety.
Moreover, on high value parts, compliance with tolerances also depends on taking into account the real geometry obtained after firing. Our robots are equipped with mechanical or laser contact probes to measure the position and exact shape of workpieces. The trimming paths are executed after recording by bestfit. This technology is particularly advantageous on large, flexible parts for which the tools are very expensive.
Trimming the front of a motorhome.
The part is held by vacuum cups on a wheeled trolley. The robot trims the parts on-demand. The trolley is indexed on a turntable that can handle medium parts: 2.5m x 2.5m x 2.5m
Trimming of aerostructure parts
Trimming of a spa (2.5m x 2.5m).
Two robots work simultaneously on one or more parts when short cycle times are needed as in the automotive industry.
The parts are loaded onto a swinging turntable in hidden time.
Waste products are evacuated automatically in order to achieve high availability rates.
Trimming of automotive trim parts
Thermal insulation trimming
Trimming of a bath
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