Applications

Generate efficient robot paths for a wide range of applications. Regardless of the types of part you produce, or your robot configuration, PowerMill Robot provides total flexibility.

Sculpting Stone and Wood

Transform your robot into a powerful sculptor’s tool, using toolpaths to create large, complex stone and wood sculptures.

Autodesk PowerMill has made it possible for Atelier Lithias to sculpt the stunning “Gaston” dog from Tunisian marble.

Sculpting Stone and Wood

Machining Foam and Resin

If you use robots to machine statues or carvings from foam or resin, then PowerMill Robot can help you achieve superior quality finish and significantly reduce programming time.

Garner Holt, the world's largest manufacturer of animatronics and special effects for the theme park industry, previously used to sculpt by hand. PowerMill Robot has enabled them to machine and cut foam faster, and with greater precision.

Trimming and Deburring

PowerMill provides a range of 5-axis simultaneous machining strategies that allow you to trim around composite components using a variety of tools and techniques, including mills, abrasive disks, brushes and pads.

Southern Spars use Autodesk PowerMill to program robots for the manufacture of leading edge masts and rigging systems for racing yachts.

Trimming and Deburring

Laser and Plasma Cutting

The extreme flexibility of the robot makes it possible to cut a wide range of materials, including paper, wood, plastic, and metal accurately.

See PowerMill in action laser cutting steel plate.

Laser Cladding

Repair worn or damaged surfaces through laser cladding, and use it to modify the surface of a part for improved performance, or wear resistance.

See how Airbus and Messier-Dowty use laser cladding to create complex parts faster than using conventional techniques.

Laser Cladding


Linishing and Grinding

Achieve high quality polished surfaces through grinding and belt sanding applications.

See how a major aircraft engine manufacturer used Autodesk PowerMill Robot to polish high value fan blades with a Fanuc robot featuring a compliant head and tool.

“PowerMill Robot is very easy to use and it's a no-brainer
- I'd use it any time and it's very good at what it does.”

Andrew Freeman

Artem UK