How does 3D Robot Programming Streamline Production and Reduces Cost?

Any 3D robot programmer with expertise on the job has probably had to implement repairs and workarounds in the field. The main reason for this is that robot programming is not included in the initial design stage of said robots and this can present real difficulty for robot programmers.  

What challenges are facing robot programmers?  

Increased Complexity: Robots are becoming increasing more complex in their design. An example of this is the use of multiple arms. On the shop floor, programming several robot arm systems at once can be very difficult and can increase the risk to the product, tooling, and project schedule. 

Speed, Cost Reduction and Accuracy: Robotic manufacturing techniques are being increasingly used for a variety of production requirements due to their obvious benefits of speed, cost savings, and precision. Yet, it can be difficult for robot programmers to produce drill and riveting, arc welding, spot welding, painting, or material handling programmes that are assured to operate on the first try.  

This is because programmers are compelled to create fixes and workarounds on the shop floor as the programming element of robots is not considered during the design process. As production cycles lengthen and changes are made without considering their effects on the shop floor, costs are then more likely to rise. 

How is 3D Robot Programming Streamlining Production and Reducing Costs? 

Utilising 3D robot programming can enable you to streamline your production and reduce your costs in several ways. By using 3D robot programming, you can benefit from a high-quality, collision-free programme which speaks in the native robot language and therefore allows for minimal intervention on the shop floor. This means that you can eliminate workarounds in the field and ensure production is up and running in no time and streamlined for optimisation.  

Together, programmers and designers can build the most efficient tooling processes and robot cycle times in a virtual environment. Robot programmes operate consistently the first time and programming can proceed freely without halting production. 

In turn, this ensures that the costs of programming and production are significantly reduced, and products can move to market more quickly. 

DELMIA 

DELMIA Robots, part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, can provide you with a direct route to more effective work cells and product lines. Production lines can continue to run smoothly, and items are able to reach the market more quickly by separating programming from production and sending collision-free, right-first-time programmes to the shop floor. Programmers leverage the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and a host of productivity tools to program high-quality work cells more quickly. Real-time visual collaboration with design and manufacturing engineers simplifies change management and keeps process planning on track. The ability to modify and reuse successful programs saves massive amounts of programming time. DELMIA Robotics offers benefits that can make manufacturers more productive and profitable.

Change management is made easier and process planning is kept on schedule with real-time visual communication with design and manufacturing engineers. Significant amounts of programming effort can be saved by the ability to change and reuse effective programmes. Manufacturers can benefit from DELMIA Robotics’ features to increase productivity and profitability. 

Discover more of the benefits of DELMIA Robotics and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and get in touch today.