If you’re new to robotic material removal, there is a lot to learn. That’s why 3M robotics experts have developed a set of tools and resources to help guide you through the automation process – from evaluating your current manual process to selecting a system integrator and every step in-between.
Ready to get started on the path to automation? These resources will get you thinking about automation and whether it might be right for your shop.
As robots become more common, you may be wondering if your shop is a good candidate for robotics. 3M robotics experts developed an easy-to-use tool designed to answer that question.
Industry leaders convened at 3M Headquarters for a conference on robotics and abrasive automation. Read about the basics of robotics and other topics covered at the conference.
Unless you have an in-house robotics expert who’s going to design your robotic system, you’ll need to partner with a system integrator. Be ready to ask them questions – and be ready to answer the questions they have for you. The resources below will help you prepare for this important step in the automation process.
Learn what to ask and what to look for when it comes time to select a system integrator.
System integrators will have questions about your operation. Use our checklist to make sure you have the answers.
Your process checks all the boxes. You know about system integrators. You’re ready to get serious about robotics. The resources below will help you get even closer to automation and all the benefits that come along with it.
Try our calculator to find out what abrasive automation could be worth for your shop.
Learn about the technical design factors that make for a successful robotic cell.
Visit our system integrator page and find integrator resources from around the web.
3M offers abrasive solutions and expertise to help you automate a variety of material removal processes, from robotic grinding to robotic polishing and every step in-between. Visit our metalworking application pages to learn more.
Ready to shop for products? See the best abrasive belts, discs and wheels for use in a robotic cell.