Robots are great for cutting, drilling, trimming, sanding and polishing of especially contoured products. The robot can manipulate the tool relative to a stationary part or the part relative to a fixed tool. The robot mounted tool can be combined with force control and quick tool exchange to handle multiple tool selection. The tool can be an ultrasonic knife, wire brush, grinding wheels, sand paper or spindle with router or drill bit.
The benefits of using robots for material removal are: