Portable and self-supporting machine tool
To develop a portable machine for machining large parts in hazardous environments.
Development of a reconfigurable hexapod with machining capability and self-supporting in the second generation for Rolls Royce Marine in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.
Any machining operation, however simple, becomes complex and costly in the case of large-sized parts once it is installed.
A reconfigurable mill hexapod was designed to overcome this problem. The arms of this machine can be positioned as required, which allows flexible precision machining directly on the part.
The main challenge of this project was the development of a rapid and accurate calibration system that allows identification of the machine parameters for each use.