Custom automation project for the robotic application of adhesive. Each panel required 125 precisely placed beads of adhesive. between unique perforations.
We had one month to design, test, and deploy, so the core criteria for the dispensing tooling was short lead times and rapid integration. We recommissioned a Fanuc i2b Welding Robot Arm to accomplish the precision dispensing. The 3d printed armature needed to connect the dispensing equipment (valves and solenoids) to the end of the robot. The armature was designed to structurally fail without damaging the robot, dispensing hardware, or architectural panels.
Pressure and tool path tests to achieve required bead dimensions
Print head iterations.