Design and integration of a high-precision material handling system with a six-axis hybrid micro-machine

Walker, Ross and Zhong, Wenbin and Kong, Xianwen and Luo, Xichun (2018) Design and integration of a high-precision material handling system with a six-axis hybrid micro-machine. In: 6th International Conference on Nanomanufacturing, 2018-07-04 - 2018-07-06, Brunel University.

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    Abstract

    Hybrid micro-machines are increasingly in demand for the manufacturing of miniature 3D products made of hard-to-machine materials. A high-precision material handling system for such miniature products can increase the overall efficiency significantly. This paper proposes the design of a machine vision based handling system, which is capable of handling various miniature 3D products. A cloud-based innovative integration method is also developed, a cloud server is deployed to collect and process data from the machine and the material handling system, their actions are coordinated based on the predefined protocol. This method can enhance the reconfigurability of the whole system.