Acme Manufacturing Introduces Robotic Auto Path Generation Technology

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Auburn Hills, Michigan 8/15/23 – Acme Manufacturing, the leading global robotic material removal solutions provider, unveils its latest technology tailored for the aerospace Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) sector. Robotic Auto Path Generation technology streamlines aerospace airfoil polishing and jet engine blade repair manufacturing. This new automated solution replaces traditional CNC grinding or manual finishing and proves to be 3-4X faster.

Due to unique part-to-part variations, aerospace engine component repair demands meticulous attention to detail. Acme’s innovative Robotic Auto Path Generation technology simplifies the robotic programming process. This technology is ideal for high-mix and low-volume manufacturing. Calculated algorithms enable rapid part path generation, saving time and optimizing finishing operations.

“At Acme Manufacturing, we have harnessed the power of automated measurement and 3D surface scanning to cater specifically to the aerospace MRO industry’s unique challenges,” stated Dany DeChamplain, Managing Director – Acme Singapore. “Our Robotic Auto Path Generation technology empowers aerospace MROs with an unparalleled tool that enhances precision, reduces downtime, and increases overall operational efficiency. A recently installed system proved success. After I provided training to the customer, they were able to introduce 40 unique part models to the production system easily.”

Aerospace Blade Repair Process:

Key highlights of Acme’s Robotic Auto Path Generation Technology Include:

Swift Robot Path Generation: Acme’s advanced 3D surface scanning technology is based on a golden part to facilitate the automatic generation of a part-specific robot path, reducing manual intervention and programming time. Once a new part is introduced to the system, programs are saved for quick changeover.

Precision Enhancement: The software-based technology creates precise part paths that produce a consistent surface finish for material removal. Combined with advanced automated inspection, this new technology helps to eliminate part-to-part variations and enables repair facilities to meet strict tolerances in the aerospace MRO industry.

Seamless Integration: Acme’s HMI provides a user-friendly interface for quick and easy system integration, with an intuitive process for operators.

Consistency and Quality: There is limited access to original CAD data in the high-mix, low-volume aerospace MRO industry. In-service components that have been subject to wear may not match original specifications. The system uses a “golden part” as a reference to measure each part and generate robot paths to produce accurate specifications.

Increased Productivity: Aerospace MRO manufacturers can increase productivity with Acme’s Robotic Auto Path Generation technology. Robotic material removal solutions improve safety and lower unit costs.

For more details about Acme Manufacturing’s aerospace MRO technology, please visit https://www.acmemfg.com/maintenance-repair-overhaul-robotic-metal-finishing/

About Acme Manufacturing: Since 1910, Acme has brought innovative material removal automation solutions to over 20 industries globally. The family-owned company has produced over 3900 robotic systems and a full line of coated abrasive belt centerless grinding systems, ideal for O.D. precision grinding of bar and tube materials.

Acme Manufacturing Company
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+1-248-393-7300
4240 North Atlantic Boulevard

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