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AMRC and the Automated Construction Demonstrator

17-Oct-2018
DBE Theatre
Digital Built Environment
The Automated Construction Demonstrator at the AMRC is a project to showcase and demonstrate automation tools used in aerospace and automotive sectors for construction processes and tasks. The AMRC’s objective were to build a robotic demonstrator to automate the assembly of 2-dimensional wall panels built with Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF). A number of construction companies are working on offsite manufacturing for modular homes where the fabrication and assembly of building elements are offsite away from their installed locations. Companies are manufacturing the modular homes in a factory instead of onsite to accelerate their build rate. In order to meet this demand, construction companies are investigating automation of certain processes during the assembly. LGSF construction is an alternative to wood framed construction. It is easier to build, has higher strength, lighter material and is easy to change/modify the build. Currently the assembly of LGSF walls requires a minimum of two operators with paper based drawings, instructions and inspection. The process is dextrous and labour intensive. The AMRC have built this demonstrator to automate certain tasks to improve the assembly process and time.
Speakers
Ejae Perez, Project Engineer - AMRC

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