Global Robotic Cutting, Deburring, and Finishing Market 2017-2021
About Robotic Cutting, Deburring, and Finishing
An industrial robot is employed in manufacturing industries to perform complex operations such as arc welding, material handling, material removal, packaging, picking, and molding, among others. The robots employed in material handling, picking, and welding applications are the largest revenue contributors to the global industrial robotics market. These robots are widely used to perform tasks that are dangerous and unsuitable for human workers. Since 2000, industrial robots have been reshaping the manufacturing industry by providing a wide range of industrial solutions. The demand for high productivity and accuracy in the manufacturing sector is constantly augmenting the demand for industrial robots over the last 10-15 years. Industrial robots are categorized based on the number of axes, process performed, structure type, payload capability, size of work envelope, and speed.Cutting, deburring, and finishing are the major applications that are carried out during the material removal process. Dedicated material removal robots are implemented in the industrial sector to perform these tasks under hazardous environments.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global robotic cutting, deburring, and finishing market to grow at a CAGR of 12.92% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global robotic cutting, deburring, and finishing market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new installations, retrofits, and replacement market.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Robotic Cutting, Deburring, and Finishing Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global robotic cutting, deburring, and finishing market: BB, FANUC, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, KUKA, and Yaskawa Motorman.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ARCOS, ATI Industrial Automation, Fastems, Genesis Sytems, and Romheld Automation.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Growing demand for human-robot collaboration. Application-specific requirements from manufacturing industries are expected to augment the development of cage-free robots. This technology will facilitate robots to perform industrial manufacturing operations in close proximity to humans. The concept of human-robot collaboration explains the assistance of robots to the human operator. Precisely, this concept signifies that robots are not the replacement of human, but complements the capabilities and relieves human operators in doing hazardous tasks. Human-robot collaboration can be used in heavy-duty works such as the lifting of heavy loads, cutting, deburring, and polishing of materials.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing need for accuracy and productivity in manufacturing process. The changing dynamics of the competitive industry has led to demand for increased productivity and reduced processing time. The intense competitive pressure has forced manufacturers to run their production process 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and stop only during maintenance. With traditional machines, all the cutting, deburring, and finishing operations in the manufacturing process are carried out on each workpiece with operator intervention. It results in low productivity, low accuracy, and often requires break during the manufacturing process. Thus, the concept of industrial robots came into existence to carry out various industrial operations such as material handling and material removal operation in a more convenient and affordable manner. These robots are built to perform cutting, deburring, and finishing task repeatedly without ever taking a break. In the opinion of many reputed machinists, the productivity of the factory can be tripled by replacing traditional machines with cutting, deburring, and finishing robots.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Growing operational difficulties due to technical challenges. In a machining operation, the reactionary forces on workpiece depend on the hardness and machinability of materials. As cutting, deburring, and finishing robots lack the required rigidity, the system sometimes vibrates and affects the finishing quality and accuracy of the workpiece. The robots deliver desired output while machining softer materials such as aluminum. However, they face an intense challenge while performing a machining operation on cold-rolled steel and hard materials. This problem is encountered due to the lack of rigidity of robots during machining those hard materials.
BB, FANUC, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, KUKA, Yaskawa Motorman, ARCOS, ATI Industrial Automation, Fastems, Genesis Sytems, and Romheld Automation.
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