Putnam, Craig B.
The goal of this project is to automate the polishing process of brazed or welded areas on a tube assembly supplied by GE Aviation. An end-of-arm-tooling for a Fanuc 200iB was designed and fabricated to manipulate the tube. A work cell layout was determined and part fixtures were developed. A force controlled polishing system was implemented and interfaced with the Fanuc 200iB. Analytical and experimental analyses were conducted to determine the necessary polishing forces. Design considerations were made for future enhancements to the automated tube polishing system.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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