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Additive Manufacturing End-of-Arm Tooling

Increase efficiency. Customise with ease.

FDM technology provides a faster, more efficient way to make and modify robotic end-of-arm tools (EOAT), also known as end effectors.
Instead of machining, EOATs are 3D printed using strong thermoplastic materials. 3D printing’s freedom from manufacturability constraints lets you optimise the design for the application.

FDM vs traditional manufacturing

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Make them faster

Leverage the advantages of faster EOAT ideation and creation with 3D printing, avoiding the lead time to machine or outsource them. Print your end-of-arm tool overnight and have it working for you the following day.

Genesis Systems
Cut their lead times from 20 days to 3.

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Make them lighter

Make lighter end-of-arm tools that require less power to operate. FDM technology uses strong but lightweight materials ranging from engineering-grade ABS to high-strength thermoplastics.

Genesis Systems
Reduced weight from 35lbs to 3lbs.

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Make them for less cost

Print EOATs on demand, avoiding the material and lead time costs of traditional manufacturing. Customization and design changes are as easy as updating the CAD model and printing another tool.

Genesis Systems
Cut production costs by 85%.

H350 gripper

EOAT that is robust and precise. 

In order to effectively manipulate and transport components, EOAT must exhibit high mechanical strength and exact geometric accuracy. EOAT, in particular grippers, act as the robot's wrist by tightening, handling and releasing objects. 

The unique gripper shown here was printed on the H350™ 3D printer and is comprised of 15 separate parts. The typical metal components are replaced with a compact and lightweight design. This shortens printing time, while amplifying performance and durability. 

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Don’t just take our word for it

Our FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fibre material is strong enough to replace metal in some applications, for lighter, more ergonomic tools. Request a sample and see for yourself how strong it is.

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