This paper presents research work aimed at path planning for continuous processes; we treat the general case and examine thermal spraying in particular. The objective is to simulate the process for the offline programming of a sprayer robot. Integrating process models with those of the robot and workpiece in a single CAD environment simplifies the preparation and optimization of spraying tasks. This paper describes the principles and specifications of the application package with emphasis on the development of the process model and motion generation satisfying the constraints of thermal spraying.

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