Advanced Robotics for Accurate Grinding of Complex Metal Parts

Advanced Robotics for Accurate Grinding of Complex Metal Parts

The ARGRIND project is an industrial robot for grinding tools that perfroms fast grinding production of metal parts, controls human-machine interface and monitors the profuction process.

The solution

ARGRIND is an advanced robotic solution for accurate grinding of complex metal parts. ARGRIND robot includes a controller to guarantee homogeneous material removal along the part compensating tool wear for accurate grinding, increased productivity with automatic collision-free tool changing and continuous robot and process monitoring for production traceability. ARGRIND solution includes a companion software with embedded compliant grinding tool physics to simulate the ground surface to minimise robot programming time for each new part and prevent the current situation of part scrapping during trial and error validation of the grinding trajectories.


Automation of a grinding process: the grinding process of complex metal parts is usually done by skilled operators. This is a tedious and dangerous task, but complex to robotise. This complete solution demonstrates the viability of the combination of robotics and ICT in order to create a robot that will be able to perform the grinding of complex metal parts.


The main goal of the demonstration is to perform a successful accurate grinding of a complex metal part with the ARGRIND robotic solution. A real part from the aerospace sector will be used in the demonstration, produced by additive manufacturing or electrical discharge machining.

Facts and figures

  • Technology Area:

    Robot Programming

  • End User:

    Cross-sectorial industrial application

  • Start Date - End Date:

    01/07/2020 - 30/06/2021

  • Duration:

    1 year 3 months

  • FSTP Funding:

    216 388,00 €

  • TRL Level at Start:


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  • Number of early adopters raised:


  • Project results
    “It is impressive what this solution can offer for the most accurate part finishing." 

    Celso Arcos (Technician)

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