Design and integration of a high-precision material handling system with a six-axis hybrid micro-machine

Ross Walker, Wenbin Zhong, Xianwen Kong, Xichun Luo

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Abstract

Hybrid micro-machines are increasingly in demand for the manufacturing of miniature 3D products made of hard-to-machine materials. A high-precision material handling system for such miniature products can increase the overall efficiency significantly. This paper proposes the design of a machine vision based handling system, which is capable of handling various miniature 3D products. A cloud-based innovative integration method is also developed, a cloud server is deployed to collect and process data from the machine and the material handling system, their actions are coordinated based on the predefined protocol. This method can enhance the reconfigurability of the whole system.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2018
Event6th International Conference on Nanomanufacturing - Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Nanomanufacturing
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period4/07/186/07/18

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Keywords

  • material handling
  • hybrid micro-machine
  • machine vision
  • cloud technology
  • system integration

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Walker, R., Zhong, W., Kong, X., & Luo, X. (2018). Design and integration of a high-precision material handling system with a six-axis hybrid micro-machine. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Nanomanufacturing, London, United Kingdom.