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WSE Seminar Series: Jörn Dettmer, Technical Operations Manager for Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, UBC

Industrial Robots for CNC Wood Milling Applications

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Compared to wood milling with traditional CNC machines, using robots for this task is relatively new. Advantages of using industrial robots for wood milling include production flexibility, increased work envelope, and the ability to execute complicated multi-axis toolpaths. Challenges include program size, accuracy, and dust extraction among others.


During this seminar, the presenter will introduce the robot cell (32’ x 20’ x 14’) at UBC’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and discuss advantages and challenges of robotic milling. He will provide an overview of projects completed over the past 18 months and a typical workflow including 3D scanning, CAD/CAM programing, offline robot simulation, and machining.


Jörn Dettmer is a lecturer and the Technical Operations Manager at the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, UBC, Canada. He received his trade certificate as a cabinet maker in Germany in 1999 and has been designing and building furniture & wood products ever since. He received the degree as graduate engineer from the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, Germany in 2007, and spent several years in research and development for window and door manufacturing. In 2013 Jörn obtained a M.Sc. in Wood Science from UBC. At UBC, his current research interests include wood products design and manufacturing, product development, process optimization, and CNC machining.



Richardson Hall (campus map)
3180 SW Jefferson Way
Jessica King
Jessica.King at oregonstate.edu
Wood Science & Engineering