The Touch Robot has the “skills” and access to tools to perform a range of finishing tasks in one part load. It can start with coarse tools to remove heavy stock, and progress to finer tools to create a smooth finish. Watch these demonstration videos to see how a rough sand casting has gates sawed and is machined and ground to eliminate flash and burrs. No special fixturing is used to hold the part; it is clamped in a vise with the robot locating it via contact measurements. The work is done in two parts and flipped half-way through.
Aluminum sand casting finishing part 1
Aluminum sand casting finishing part 2