3D printing in industrial automation

The use of 3D printing in your work:

  • Offers efficient prototyping and instrumentation
  • Limits downtime in production
  • Customises the production line to meet your needs

3D printing in industrial automation is used primarily to make tools for production lines. These include grippers and positioning elements that are precisely adapted to the needs of the line, which significantly optimise work. A 3D printed tool does not require any further processing, such as grinding or polishing. Furthermore, in 3D printing, the creation of individual elements takes little time and the cost is low.

3D printing also allows you to create a production line for a product that you do not have yet. Thanks to a prototype made using 3D printing, production lines can be adapted, dimensions can be verified and corrections to the design made even before production starts.

The filaments used include those with high temperature resistance (PC-ABS-47) but also electrostatic charges (PET-G-32-ESD). The two heads in the Factory 2.0 Production System industrial 3D printer allow the most complex shapes to be created using the main and supporting material.

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