Biesse put a small Fanuc robot to work in its Opera R to hand sand doors and parts with a conventional hand-held orbital hander. It sands like a woodworker would, swapping out orbital sanders, selecting a square sander for getting into the corners on a recessed cabinet door panel, then selecting a round orbital sander to the rails and stiles, just as a human operator would. (photo below)

Prime Heat Inc. (video above) UV cures varnishes on already completed cabinets and furniture, navigating all around the shape of the furniture to dry the varnish, getting all the nooks and crannies. Read more:

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