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Development of a Cleaning and Deburring Workstation for the AMRF



H Mccain, R Kilmer, Karl Murphy


The National Bureau of Standards (NBS) is currently developing a facility for conduction research on automated manufacturing. This facility, called the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility, or AMRF, is concentrating on the manufacture of machined metal parts in small batches. One aspect of this overall manufacturing process is the deburring and cleaning of parts. These problems are being addressed in the AMRF in the Cleaning and Deburring Workstation. This paper presents the design philosophy of this workstation and the approaches to be used in developing an automated cleaning and deburring system. The near-term solution of utilizing conventional mass deburring and buff-brush-polish techniques is described. Future approaches involving to use of industrial robots to automatically deburr parts is also discussed, including research that is necessary to develop this technology. This research includes force servoing of robots and control of two robots working cooperatively.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Deburring and Surface Conditioning ''85 Conference
Conference Dates
July 1, 1985
Conference Location
Conference Title
Deburring and Surface Conditioning ''85 Conference


Mccain, H. , Kilmer, R. and Murphy, K. (1985), Development of a Cleaning and Deburring Workstation for the AMRF, Proceedings of the Deburring and Surface Conditioning ''85 Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created December 30, 1985, Updated October 12, 2021