July 30 - August 1, 2022, Yantai, China

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IFToMM CCMMS 2022 Keynote Speech Given by Prof. Fugui XIE

2022-05-04 17:31:31

Design and Key Technologies of a Portable Machining Robot

Prof. Fugui XIE

July 30 – August 1, 2022, Yantai

Presentation Abstract

Manufacturing of core components for major technical equipment in aerospace, energy and shipbuilding sectors is in urgent need of portable or movable high-performance multi-axis NC equipment. Typical examples include processing of large structural parts in heavy-duty gas turbines and remote maintenance of large-scale equipment. In order to realize the innovative design of such high-performance manufacturing equipment and the R & D of the whole machine system, this report firstly studies the five-axis parallel machining robot with focuses on innovative design of its mechanism and kinematics optimization. Thereafter, it probes into the key technologies of machining robot such as inertia matching, trajectory planning and accuracy assurance, for high-efficiency and high-quality machining applications. This report also covers the development of a series of robotic systems derived from this robot, and their applications in the machining of typical parts such as the frame-type structural parts, spacecraft cabin, and etc.


Dr. Fugui XIE is currently working as an associate professor and doctoral supervisor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University. He received his B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Tongji University in 2005, and Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 2012. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Tsinghua University from 2012 to 2014. He was an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellow at Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Germany in 2016. His research interests include robotics and mechanisms, parallel mechanisms and mobile machining robots. He has authored and co-authored 1 book, more than 100 technical papers including more than 60 journal articles. He has been authorized more than 70 invention patents. He has won the first prize of the Chinese Machinery Industry Science and Technology Award. He was awarded the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars. He has also served as an editorial board member of Machines.