Tradiebot is developing technology platforms that integrates digital wizardry, robotics, scanning and 3D printing. Our smart platforms will integrate knowledge and expert systems that can fast track training and deliver an up-skilled workforce. The global manufacturing industry is undergoing a transformation with how work is to be done. We need to be smarter, faster and more agile to accommodate the rapid changes in market demand. Tradiebot is developing the technology to adapt, repair and rebuild, our systems bring knowledge and mastery of skills to your fingertips with a tap on a touch screen. Design detail and sophisticated machines will take the time and tedium out of even the most complex preparation and repair processes. We’re both pioneer and a fast follower. With an evolving technology platform we will become the definition of innovation, pushing the boundaries and continuing to learn.
Modern automation is about utilizing machine precision, speed and accuracy to do repetitive tasks with zero defects and perfect consistency. Combined with minimal human interaction, an agile automated system will enable a dramatic improvement in production efficiency and quality. Tradiebots early adoption of automated systems has allowed our solutions to have an immediate positive impact in day to day collision repairs processes.
Robotic machines bring flexibility to a production system with the right combination of sensors, actuators and digital control logic to perform a variety of tasks. Moving, scanning, sorting, cutting, joining and manipulating materials are just the beginning. Connect a robotic system to a global knowledge database, provide machine learning and control algorithms and you have the makings of a next generation workforce. The Tradiebot platform technologies enable these machines to be configured and scaled for a wide variety of repair tasks.
To be continually improving first you must know what you have. Metrology is at the heart of accuracy and precision. It is the basis of understanding the source of variability and controlling it. State of the art digital scanning systems are becoming cheaper, faster and more accurate than ever before. Tradiebot will incorporate innovative scanning and analysis systems that will eliminate the challenges associated with human factors in gauge repeatability and reliability.
3D printing is beginning to break into the mainstream manufacturing industry. The established desktop machines are becoming more refined and are producing higher quality parts with greater precision and utility. Recent advances in 3D printing have been focused more on improving materials and controlling the melt flow properties for the application and the printing process. Tradiebot is incorporating 3D printing technology and additive manufacturing processes within several of its services and solutions as we move towards a more digitalised industry.
The goal is to have stronger, lighter and cheaper materials that can be 3D printed with the accuracy and performance of mainstream production parts. PLA, ABS and TPU polymer materials are becoming well established stock for current low cost 3D printing enthusiast machines. However original equipment manufacturers demand quality levels that are not readily achievable with most currently available materials, especially when structural performance, durability and aesthetics are required. The Tradiebot platform technologies will incorporate new materials developed to close the gap in OEM performance standards, process and substrate material compatibility.
Virtual reality is well-known for its applications in the gaming, travel and building industry providing virtual tours and interactive solutions. Other industries are beginning to see the potential of using VR solutions in staff training with the military being one of the largest adaptors of this technology. Using VR reduces set up costs and staff logistics with the ability to deliver training by recreating safe virtual workshop environments.
Tradiebot is utilizing this technology and developing interactive VR training platforms to deliver high quality learning and training solutions for the collision repair industry and beyond.
The INDUSTRY 4.0 in Collision Repair
Working on process or procedure to be performed without human assistance. The benefit of automation include savings in labour and material costs, and improvements to quality, accuracy and precision.
Tradiebiot is developing various automated systems using smart software, 3D scanning and robotics to carry out basic labor duties such as parts preparation, cleaning and quality inspections on bolt on panel components. These automated systems will further be utilised to more skilled functions including spray painting and panel repairs on damaged parts.
The project will use 3D printing technologies in conjunction with novel polymer material solutions to enable a low cost rapid repair service for automotive plastic trim and assembly components.
This will be achieved through integrating additive manufacturing, 3D scanning and robotics for in-situ automotive part repairs. It is expected that when this technology is commercially implemented, it shall enable a same day repair service that eliminates the need for replacement parts when a repair option is feasible.
Targeting the use of advanced materials such as plastics and carbon fibre, these additive manufacturing projects are based on determining the feasibility to deliver on demand smaller 3d printed parts that are either more cost effective to manufacturers or are unavailable due to being out of stock or discontinued.
Working with OEM & Parts suppliers, our aim will be to disrupt the current supply chain process to supply a more efficient, faster and cost-effective service of small to medium light weight composite automotive parts.
“Swinburne is thrilled to be collaborating with Tradiebot to develop their visionary solutions for automated repairs in the automotive collision industry. An industry leader who is set to revolutionise future of repair processes.”
“It is encouraging to see an Australian SME such as Tradiebot Industries explore and invest in advanced manufacturing technologies. Their collaboration with Swinburne University is a great example of how research-led innovation in the automotive industry can deliver better products, services and business models.”
“AAPR, is a strong supporter of innovation and is very excited by the technologies Tradiebot and its partners are currently developing for the automotive collision repair industry. Tradiebot’s “Hi Tech Solutions” has the potential to speed up and improve the quality of the vehicle repair process whilst being able to assist in addressing our ongoing skills shortage. AAPR is looking forward to further developments and progress of this next phase in automotive collision repairs.”
“Tradiebot is a leading example of where manufacturing innovation meets commercialisation. The team has shown that successful outcomes require investment in superior technology and collaboration with our brightest university minds. This is the winning formula for Australian manufacturing and Tradiebot Industries is well on their way to successfully compete at home and more importantly around the globe.”
“BridgePoint Group is enormously proud of its association with Tradiebot, an early adopter of Industry 4.0 and without doubt, one of Australia’s most innovative companies. It is companies like Tradiebot that will shape a new era of prosperity for Australian business.”