Using Robots for Manufacturing
With Robotmaster, manufacturers can program robots quickly and efficiently, using Mastercamís industry proven CAD/CAM software
technology. Driven by the growing trend towards lean and flexible manufacturing, robots are progressively replacing conventional
dedicated manufacturing units, such as CNC milling machines. Robots, once typically perceived as only positioning devices have
advanced in accuracy and rigidity, and are now being used increasingly for manufacturing and material removal. Using robots,
manufacturers are producing higher quality products at lower cost, and are achieving the speed and flexibility they need to challenge
their competitors throughout the world.
According to the International Federation of Robotics
, as of 2007 over 950,000 robots have
been installed for industrial applications worldwide, and an additional 100,000 are being sold every year. While many companies
currently using CNC machines have been exploring the opportunity of manufacturing with the use of robots, they have been limited
by a lack of time and cost-effective programming tools. Currently less than 1% of robots are programmed using CAD/CAM (computer
aided design and manufacturing) software because of a lack of mature robot programming solutions. Robotmaster eliminates this barrier.
Revolutionary CAD/CAM Approach to Robot Programming
Our strong background in CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software has enabled us to bring a revolutionary approach to robot
programming.† Unlike the wide range of software claiming to offer off-line programming for robots that are truly only simulation tools
with very limited programming capability, Robotmaster delivers easy programming of precise tool motion control and quick generation
of long tool path trajectories with minimal programmer intervention.
Robotmaster uses mature CAD/CAM software technologies to program robots with the same flexibility and speed as software used
for programming CNC machine tools.† Conventional off-line programming solutions are based on either a very cumbersome and
tedious point to point programming approach or a post-processor solution that offers very little flexibility and functionality. †
Integrated Programming Solution
Robotmaster seamlessly integrates programming, simulation and code generation inside the Mastercam platform. The multi-software
approach of conventional off-line programming solutions forces the use of one software for CAD/CAM programming, another for converting
trajectories to robot positions and finally a third to simulate and validate the programmed trajectories.
Robotmaster Integrated Solution