Advanced Manufacturing Robotics
It focused on the design of the following workstations:
- Sheathing : Sheath wall panels.
- Insulation : Fill wall panels with insulation.
Through this research, AIMCH are confident that it is the right time to be investing in advanced offsite manufacturing technology. By doing so the house building industry can greatly benefit from scaling up Cat 2 MMC capacity and transitioning to a more manufacturing-orientated sector.
The use of advanced manufacturing technology can lead to reduced costs, improved quality and safety, increased consistency and reliability, greater output and reduced labour dependency. It can also free up the workforce to undertake higher-value manual assembly operations.
Looking beyond AIMCH, the proof of concept and learnings gained from the project will fuel further commercialisation and deployment of new advanced manufacturing applications, mainstreaming the use of Category 2 Panelised MMC systems supplied by Stewart Milne Timber Systems.