Programming workflow

For all applications supported by Robotmaster, the workflow is relatively the same:

  1. Load the CAD model
  2. Program the paths on the CAD model (application-based using the surface or edge profiles) or import the CAM paths generated using an external CAD/CAM system
  3. Set the part processing parameters based on the application (cutting, surfacing, etc.)
  4. Load the programmed part in the robotic cell and quickly identify and resolve any robotic errors.
  5. Auto-solve errors with 1-click OR resolve robotic errors in a few clicks.
  6. Simulate, visualize, and validate the application in the robotic environment
  7. Generate the error-free robot-ready program!


Robotic 6-axis cutting is a cost-effective solution for cutting complex parts using a single setup. Robotmaster makes programming simple or complex parts for 6-axis cutting easy. Different cutting tools can easily be mounted on robots and programmed using Robotmaster.

Laser cutting

Cutting thin sheet metal parts for automotive components is a popular use for laser cutting tools. Precision cutting is one of the key laser cutting benefits Laser cutting has become a cost-effective option with the continuous reduction in the cost of laser cutting heads, making it competitive.

Improved cutting accuracy can be achieved through feature-based paths that recognize rectangles, circles, and slots. Experienced laser-cutting clients and integrators take advantage of this powerful option in Robotmaster!

Spindle cutting

Milling tools mounted on a spindle can cut through a wide range of materials, such as metal, wood, plastic, and fiberglass. This process is similar to using a 3-axis or 5-axis CNC machine, except that when using a 6-axis robot, the 6th degree of freedom enables greater flexibility in reaching challenging areas for cutting.

Water-jet cutting

High-pressure water-jet cutting is used to cut thicker materials.

Plasma cutting

Plasma torches can be used to cut construction high beams, pressure vessel domes, and castings. Integrated process parameter tables streamline the selection of cutting material parameters.

Gas cutting

Thicker materials can be cut with torches using different gases, similar to plasma cutting.

Knife cutting

Sharp cutting tools such as knives and saws are commonly used in the food and related industries.

Ultrasonic Knife cutting

Ultrasonic knives are ideal for cutting delicate materials such as aerospace honeycomb. To ensure precision, the knife’s sharp edge must be in contact with the part. These knives are typically used with a rotational axis on the spindle to optimize knife tilting and cutting.


Robotic 6-axis machining is useful for manufacturing prototypes, artistic forms, and orthopedic parts using soft materials such as Styrofoam, clay, wood, etc.

Generate the machining paths using the integrated features within Robotmaster OR import paths generated in external CAD/CAM solutions, fix the robotic errors, and generate the robot-ready code!

Artistic milling

Robotmaster is used to machine statues, movie props, and other artistic/creative shapes using a single setup (part mounted on a rotary positioner) and machined using a 6-axis robot.

Orthopedic milling

Machining shapes to make torsos, joints, masks, etc. is popular with the orthopedic medical industry. Instead of waiting for days on different suppliers to scan a body part, machine/mold the part, then create a medical support device, robotic milling is cutting the time to less than a day for the entire process.


Robotic welding is becoming more prevalent due to a global shortage of skilled welders. As experienced welders retire, robotic welding is being used to replace manual welding. Robotic welding offers consistent and repeatable quality for welding components, which is increasingly required for short-batch production.

Robotmaster provides fast, easy, and intuitive tools for weld path detection and programming to run a welding robot.

Arc welding is the most common form of welding. Tig and Mig are the most common types of welding processes used.

Laser welding is a commonly used manufacturing technique that offers better precision welding, combined with speed. It is not as popular as arc welding.

Friction-stir welding is used less frequently. Heat is generated by friction, which leads to the softening of the area to weld, without melting the material.

Surface Finishing

Manual surfacing finishing processes such as sanding, polishing, and grinding are labor-intensive, time-consuming and require technical expertise. To achieve consistent, high-quality finishes while reducing health risks to human operators, robots are now being utilized to perform these surfacing applications.

Robotmaster provides integrated solutions for generating paths for polishing, sanding, and grinding, including path patterns that simulate various polishing and sanding motions.

Several finishing processes can be programmed using Robotmaster. Some paths can be imported from external CAD/CAM solutions to more complex applications.

  • Polissage
  • Sablage
  • Affûtage
  • Laser hardening
  • Linishing
  • Shot Peening
  • Hammer Peening
  • And more.


Painting and spraying applications are common robotic applications.

Painting and spraying auto-body parts with robots.

With Robotmaster, painting and spraying paths can be programmed using integrated tools or using imported paths. The Spray simulation feature of Robotmaster helps visualize spray areas that have excessive or less paint. This allows for adjusting the path or spray/paint speed to optimize the spray coverage.

Spraying materials can vary, with robots commonly used for thermal and plasma spraying in addition to paint. Consistent spacing between spray paths and points is required for thermal spraying, whereas plasma spraying requires lesser precision.


Robots are commonly used for part inspection to scan for defects along the part profile, as well as for non-destructive testing.

Programming inspection tasks with Robotmaster is easy. From path programming – following a surface profile or contour, resolving robotic errors, and simulating the coverage area using the Spray simulation – generating robot-ready code is a breeze.


Using a robot, de-burring paths using different tools can be programmed to smooth the rough edges of machined parts or gears. Robotic deflashing can be achieved with knife or custom tools to smooth molded parts.

Robotmaster’s integrated path programming tools make it easy to select partial edges for deburring or deflashing.


Robotics technology is utilized in the automotive and electrical industries to apply sealants or adhesives to parts, specifically edges or grooves. Robotmaster’s path parameters provide precise control over the nozzle tip diameter, bead size, speed, etc.


When drilling holes using a robot, an additional axis on the drilling head is used for the Z motion. Robots can be used for riveting and fastening/screwing components, making these processes more efficient and precise.

Example : Robotmaster Success Story

Fabrication additive

Additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly popular among industries like automotive and aerospace. The use of robots for laser additive manufacturing has become a trend for repair work. This involves adding material and machining it back to tolerance. Wire arc additive manufacturing is another cost-effective solution that is used for repair work and to build new parts.

Robots are commonly used in 3D and 3+2 printing to create small or large parts. In the marine industry, 3+2 printing is utilized to build propeller blades, while cement printing is another application.

Composite layup/winding is another application programmed with robots.

It is easy to quickly program robots for additive manufacturing and manage different process parameters required to accomplish these tasks.

Pick and Place

Robotmaster software offers an integrated part handling programming feature that allows you to load and unload a part into a robotic cell. The software enables you to perform a variety of operations such as cutting, welding, polishing, etc. Once the task is completed, you can easily unload the part. With Robotmaster, you can program and simulate the whole sequence of part handling, making the process more efficient and easy to manage.