What challenges did the costumer face?
Amphenol Phoenix was in need of a solution to optimize both their rough and fine polishing processes of MIM (Metal Injected Moulding) parts as they were offered to produce the hinge of the Apple AirPod casing.
This gave them the following challenges:
How did Nordbo Robotics address these challenges?
To solve these challenges Nordbo Robotics used the unique MIMIC technology to record the motion of a skilled worker during manual processing of the part. This makes it possible to record the optimal path and the necessary applied force to “mimic” the exact same finish a skilled worker produces at the top of his performance. The recorded program is then transferred to one or multiple robot cells, to make it easily scalable to the required demand, and executed with precise force control which is monitored to get direct feedback on the operating performance.
Using the skills of the worker and the repeatability of the robot together with Nordbo Robotics polishing software and force control, gave Amphenol the following results:
The Nordbo software was implemented using the following hardware set-up:
About Amphenol Phoenix
Amphenol was founded in 2001 and is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world with several Forbes500 customers such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft.