Manual operation are still very common in the industry when it comes to material removal. Often those manufacturing steps are hated but critical steps in manufactures process flow.
Just for the simple fact that they are labour-intensive, health-endangering or repetitive work steps - such as sanding or grinding – which are demanding on the employees. Nevertheless, often those critical tasks define repeatability and quality of your products. The automation of these work steps gives you the significant competitive advantage needed in a global market.
Labour shortage in general or the simple fact that there is nothing as a finishing school propels the demand of installing robots for those 3D (dirty, dusty, dangerous) jobs.
No matter which fact or multiple reasons force manufactures to automate their applications, the right path is critical.
From knowing the limitations of technologies, to defining the scope, choosing a robot, the right tool, process to which abrasive or media change to use puts companies in every size for substantial burdens.