Overview

Robots in manufacturing are used to perform tasks such as sorting, transporting, palletizing, inspecting, and machining. Its end of arm tool (EOAT) is selected based on the operation being performed such as gripping or welding and is specific to the tool or part that the robot interacts with. Robotic arms can perform a variety of tasks with exceptional endurance, speed and precision. 3D printing end-of-arm components save time and cost while producing lighter parts that carry better performance and durability.

 

 

End of Arm Tooling 3D Printing

Advantage

3D printing parts in FDM towards the production of EOATs provide dramatic time and cost savings while optimizing the performance of your entire workflow. EOATs can be customized and built for a specific application while often accelerating implementation on the production floor. EOATs made with FDM are lighter than those made with metal, resulting in arms that can work quicker and stronger with a higher weight capacity. Easily produce hollow internal structures as FDM thermoplastic materials are lightweight without compromising strength and deliver weight reductions of up to 90%.

 

End of arm toolings made from FDM 3D printing can be as simple or complex as the job needs, giving designers the freedom to design for its specific function. This includes parts needing integrated vacuum channels, assemblies consolidated to a single part, or organic shapes that conform to the object being manipulated. This results in a high ceiling of design complexity without increasing cost.

 

 

 End of Arm Tooling with FDM Webinar

Dive deep into the world of manufacturing applications with Stratasys’ free webinar on producing lighter, faster, and easier end of arm tooling with FDM 3D printing technology.

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