Co-ordinated by Delcam, the 30 month COMET project aims to overcome the challenges facing European manufacturing industries by developing innovative machining systems that are flexible, reliable and predictable with an average of 30% cost efficiency savings in comparison to machine tools. From a conceptual point of view, industrial robot technology could provide an excellent base for machining being both flexible and cost efficient. However, industrial robots lack absolute positioning accuracy, are unable to reject disturbances in terms of process forces and lack reliable programming and simulation tools to ensure right first time machining, once production commences. These three critical limitations currently prevent the use of robots in typical machining applications. Click here to find out how the COMET project aims to overcome these limitations.
The COMET project aims to prove the viability of the new technologies in different industrial environments and define how the project results are commercially acceptable for various applications, including:
Delcam is combining its experience and expertise in manufacturing with 13 other technical partners from 8 countries across Europe to use plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots enabling high-end machining for cost effective, flexible and reliable manufacturing solutions. Partners include Nikon (B), ARTIS (D), AMRC (UK), TEKS (Fr), Fraunhofer IPA (D), BTU (D), Lund University (S), Gizelis (Gr), University of Patras (Gr), N Bazigos (Gr), DemoCenter Sipe (It), SIR (It), and Nisaform (CZ). For more information on the COMET consortium, click here.