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ADACS - An Automated System for Part Finishing

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Author(s)

Keith A. Stouffer, John L. Michaloski, B Russell, Frederick M. Proctor

Abstract

This paper describes an automated finishing system called the Advanced Deburring and Chamfering System (ADACS). ADACS uses the Real-Time Control System (RCS), a hierarchical controller architecture that was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. ADACS uses a graphical user interface that prompts an operator to specify chamfering edges and cutting parameters for the part. Given the operatordesignated chamfering edges, ADACS uses this edge information to extract features - such as inside corner - to generate a finishing process plan. ADACS interprets the finishing plan to generate motion trajectories that are tightly coupled to the tooling control. Because of the inaccuracies in robotic position control, ADACS uses active force control in the tool to compensate for any small position errors along the finishing path. A prototype ADACS has successfully processed aerospace test parts.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5171
Report Number
5171

Keywords

Advanced Duburring and Chamfering System (ADACS), architecture, automation

Citation

Stouffer, K. , Michaloski, J. , Russell, B. and Proctor, F. (1993), ADACS - An Automated System for Part Finishing, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820445 (Accessed July 14, 2024)

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Created April 1, 1993, Updated February 19, 2017