Polishing and Buffing

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


The polishing and buffing of metal workpieces by fabric wheels is a fatiguing and monotonous task. Noise levels are typically above the OSHA limits. The polishing is time consigning and expensive. While some automation has been applied in this industry, robots have been utilized only in isolated cases, however, a wide potential exists for their future application.


Industrial Robot Operator Load Rotary Table Wide Potential Tubing Bend 


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    Miller, R. K., “Noise Control Solutions for Polishing and Buffing,” Southeast Acoustics Institute, 1979.Google Scholar
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    Weichbrodt, B., “ASEA Robot System — Expanding The Range Of Industrial Applications,” Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium On Industrial Robots, ITTRI, Chicago, 1975, pp. 259–269.Google Scholar

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