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Future use of robots in the automotive industry

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Abstract

The future will see a dramatic increase in the number of robots used in the automotive industry. Well established applications, such as resistance spot welding, will continue to grow in the short term. Longer term, the much wider use of structural adhesives will supplant the spot welding process with robots applying the adhesives. Practical perception systems will enhance robot performance in arc welding, grinding, fettling, seam sealing and assembly operations, leading again to robot growth as vital elements of truly flexible manufacturing systems (FMS). A major robotic impact will be made in automotive paint shops as the need to conserve energy increases. The development of alternative painting materials, offering improved performance will add further impetus. Robotics of the future will progressively move to a CAD/CAM orientated data base, offering off-line programming capability, which together with essential inspection elements, will provide the means for totally automatic manufacture.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1982
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-8209238-Vol.1
Reference Number:
FRG-84-07636; EDB-84-149365
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on automotive technology and automation (ISATA '82), Wolfsburg, F.R. Germany, 13 Sep 1982; Related Information: In: ISATA 82. Vol. 1.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY; ROBOTS; USES; AUTOMATION; COMMERCIALIZATION; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING; MATERIALS HANDLING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; WELDING; FABRICATION; INDUSTRY; JOINING; MANUFACTURING; 420100* - Engineering- General Engineering- (-1987); 330100 - Internal Combustion Engines; 320203 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Land & Roadway
OSTI ID:
8362373
Research Organizations:
Volkswagenwerk A.G., Wolfsburg (Germany, F.R.)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: TI84770345
Availability:
NTIS (US Sales Only), PC A23/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: 17-26
Announcement Date:
Jun 01, 1984

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Citation Formats

Kelly, M P. Future use of robots in the automotive industry. Germany: N. p., 1982. Web.
Kelly, M P. Future use of robots in the automotive industry. Germany.
Kelly, M P. 1982. "Future use of robots in the automotive industry." Germany.
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place = {Germany}
year = {1982}
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