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Repair Robot Will Do On-Site CNC Machining

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William K.
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Re: Real-world applications?
William K.   1/24/2013 7:21:19 PM
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I am trying to imagine what sort of repairs need precision machining, and finding it a bit of a challenge. Mostly, repairs involve either replacing a broken part or tightening something that has come loose. BUt I am sure that a robot that is able to do precision machining of some kind will find a few uses eventually.

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Ann R. Thryft   1/25/2013 11:39:29 AM
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The FreeHex link we gave in the article has some detail and provides further links to yet more detail. I suggest you check them out.

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Another CNC-enabled repair robot
Ann R. Thryft   1/28/2013 4:28:11 PM
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Turns out this isn't the first time Design News has posted a story on robotic CNC repair. Here's one from two years back:
http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=229513
This one also began as a (relatively) mobile underwater repair station, although specifically for repairing welds on a nuclear reactor's containment vessel.



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