Portable Welding Robot (2008-335)
- Servo Robot Sr Innovation
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
- Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
- Marinette Marine
NSRP ASE Investment: $84K
This project attempted to improve weld productivity, consistency and quality by developing a U.S.-built portable robot prototype with integrated modular laser sensing and remote process monitoring that is able to handle multiple welding processes (Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cored Arc, Submerged Arc), as well as plasma cutting/gouging. This robot is applicable to welding and cutting requirements for both submarine or surface ship medium to heavy weldments with joint types ranging from single-pass to multi-pass fillet and groove configurations.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited