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Flexible manufacturing system integrating different technologies for small lot production

The technology studied during the Flexbotic project permits the production of different models of cars using the same production line. The system is able to start its work from the design of the piece that has to be assembled and uses, as a basis for the weld programming, the geometry of a computer aided design (CAD) file. Flexbotic, using a cell controller connected with computer aided process planning (CAPP), CAD and robotic computer aided design (ROBCAD) systems, is an interesting solution for automation in small lot production and can be considered the first application of this technology in production of low volumes.

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Industrie Pininfarina SpA
78,Via Lesna
10095 Grugliasco
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