Fast adaptation of new gripper and fixture shapes with a significant lightening. Improving gripper functionality using conventional gas and hydraulic channels. These are some of the many benefits of additive manufacturing in robotics.
The possibility to integrate dozens of individual components into one functional unit will enable even more significant weight reductions and subsequent better outcomes of the whole robotic system.
Low weight, improved functionality and low production costs. That’s a summary of the 3 greatest benefits from a case study about a robotic arm intended for careful handling of products. With integrated air vessels, unmanufacturable otherwise, and a customized shape of the mounting part face, it was possible to use additive technologies to the fullest.
The following case study made use of the flexibility of PA12 material. It helped create a unique design of a lateral actuator with pressure regulation and integrated pneumatic system.
The Gimatic company produces custom-designed gripper jaws according to precise requirements from their clients.