Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Companies Join to Create Aerospace Industry Robots

"We believe robotic and sensor technology is at a crossover point, and can now supplement traditional hard tooled manufacturing in a wide range of high tolerance aerospace applications," noted Mike Beaupre, director new markets for KUKA Robotics Corporation.

KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has joined forces with five other automation companies to develop new flexible manufacturing processes for the aerospace industry.

Joining KUKA Robotics in the consortium is
Composite Systems of Arnold, CA who will be responsible for the overall program management and systems integration;
Programming Plus of New Berlin, WI experts in CAD/CAM integration;
New River Kinematics of Williamsburg, VA experts in sensor integration;
Faro Technologies of Lake Mary, FL, experts in laser registration systems;
EOA Systems of Carrollton, TX, experts in automated robotic drilling tools; and
Weber Screwdrivers of Yorktown Heights, NY experts in automated screw feeding and fastening systems.

The consortium's initial focus will be on airframes and aerospace structures for commercial aircraft.

KUKA Robotics USA


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