Both forms of trimming have their place, though there has been a noteworthy shift to robotic trimming for larger-scale projects that have customized dimensions. Using robotic trimming has become an extremely effective route to avoid personal injury while sustaining precision and optimal efficiency. The benefits beyond safety measures include the precision of a machine, nearly limitless dimensions, and close tolerances that provide reliability and expectations of excellence.
Benefits of Robot Trimming Over Hand Cutting
Robotic trimming is still highly customizable
A worry in being introduced to robotic trimming may be that hand cutting allows for more variability and customization for each product. Fortunately the system operation is extremely advanced and custom projects of virtually all sizes are able to be adequately produced. This allows for projects with high modification requests and perhaps a smaller margin for error depending on the scale of dimensions and materials required to be completed on time with ease.
Hand cutting injuries
As previously stated, injury is almost removed entirely from the potential risk when utilizing robotic trimming. There can be operational issues that may need repair or end up in the scrapping of a piece to be melted down and reused, but these situations are few and far between. The margin for error being as small as it is can increase tension and lead to these sorts of injuries, but luckily that is mostly done away with when programming is done correctly.
The speed of robotic trimming is unparalleled due to fatigue never setting in, and project completions being able to be extremely predictable. This avoids extra costs long-term, and is beneficial to the buyer as well.
Robotic trimming is eco-friendly
This high-precision process of robotic trimming avoids issues of material build-up that often can happen with less experienced hand cutting. Materials that fit larger dimensions need to salvage as much extra material as possible, which is why so little is wasted in robotic trimming. With every piece being used, the environment is safer long term, and scrap material is able to be used more efficiently as well.
Robotic trimming avoids labor turnover
The machining process also can avoid issues with labor availability. Throughout the pandemic, labor has been scarce and difficult to replicate the necessary efficiency of what the process utilized in robotic trimming can do. Luckily, robotic trimming relies almost solely on machine and programming operation, which of course still requires intense care and attention, but shortens the process significantly.