Precision Machining for Our Robot

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Occasionally, while constructing our robots, we are unable to cut the necessary precise pieces so we use Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill to assemble the various parts. This year, we had a few essential parts that required accuracy: gearbox mounting plates and stock metal with precision-drilled holes. Horizon Tech Industries, a local machine shop, did a fantastic job quickly manufacturing the plates so we could get them on the robot and start driving. To successfully mount our climbing mechanism, we needed two parts with a few precision holes to anchor everything together. Again, we took the massive pieces of stock metal to Horizon Tech and waited for the final product.

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Unfortunately, Horizon Tech was extremely busy and unable to make the holes, but they fulfilled our request by asking a nearby friend, LTT’s Machine Shop, to complete the pieces. The two pieces are seen below:

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We greatly appreciate both companies’ generosity and dedicated performance and look forward to working with them more in the future.

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