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Guyson International has installed several advanced robotic capabilities at its Skipton demonstration and engineering centre’s computer-aided-design/-manufacturing (CAD/CAM) facility.

This is intended to assist customers with their process evaluation and precision blast simulation.

With this fully integrated working robotic cell adjacent to the manufacturing area of the factory, the company is able to demonstrate advanced blast nozzle manipulation techniques and the cost-saving and efficiency benefits that its automated blast customers will achieve.

With the introduction of new CAD/CAM software technology, Guyson’s engineers are now able to take a CAD STP (Step) file of the proposed customer component that requires precision blast finishing or peening and produce accurate 3D simulations of the blast treatment on the component, showing actual blast cone coverage of all critical areas.

The programming software allows offline programs to be developed in hours compared to days when using teach pendant programming tools, which previously could delay production.

The software also guarantees the optimum impact angles and stand-off distances, which was impossible with teach pendant techniques, according to the company.

The new Guyson technique verifies the process before the machine is even built.

Subsequent parts can be proved in the same way and added to the portfolio and menu selection, allowing rapid component switching and lower parts inventory.

The company recommends full adoption of this type of precision robotic blasting for clients who manufacture precision components with demanding surface engineering topography requirements and/or any subsequent validation issues, typically medical implants and aerospace turbine blades.

The total purchase price of a fully automated robotic precision blast system is around GBP75,000.

Guyson claims that these cost savings are coupled with daily running cost savings in compressed air consumption.

The precision robot blasting systems offer a reduced overall footprint to the machine cell, helping to realise six-sigma processing principles.

Adoption of this type of precise robot blaster can also eliminate operator health-and-safety issues relating to both RSI and vibration white finger problems.

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