Whether it is facilitating rehabilitation or serving food and drinks to customers, the capabilities of robots are diverse and aplenty. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that more and more businesses and organizations are taking the initiative to adopt robotic technologies into their work process so as to increase their efficiency. Centred on the theme of ‘Innovation’ and ‘Deployment/Adoption’, the Asian Robotics Week exhibition (12th to 13th November) featured various robotic solutions and complementing technologies such as 3D Printing.
As an exhibitor, Creatz3D showcased the various 3D Printing applications and solutions available and how they can be utilized in the design, testing and manufacturing of robots. For instance, a robotic gripper made using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology was displayed at our booth during the exhibition. Made out of the material, ULTEM 9085, the robotic gripper is not only sturdy and durable but contains internal channels that enhance the vacuum process, thus enabling it to pick up parts with ease. Unlike conventional manufacturing methods, the creation of internal channels was something that could only be achieved through 3D Printing Technology, hence emphasizing its importance in the design and production process, not just in prototyping but in end of arm tooling as well.
In addition, a robotic drone constructed with the aid of 3D Printing was also shown at our booth. Consisting of a mixture of 3D Printed parts made out of ABS and ULTEM 9085 materials, the robotic drone or otherwise known as a ‘quadcopter’ drone is the perfect example of how 3D Printing Technology can facilitate multiple design iterations in a short frame of time as well as serve as a cost effective solution to replacing damaged parts. As a result, ‘quadcopter’ drones of better functionality and quality can be developed, thus leading to increased effectiveness and efficiency.
Most importantly, attendees were also able to experience the 3D Printing process in person through our UPrint SE 3D Printer available on-site and develop a more thorough understanding of how FDM technology works along with its capabilities. Furthermore, they were also able to consult and voice their concerns and questions to our staff present, hence allowing them to better gauge the feasibility of their 3D Printing related projects. In addition, our staff also provided a detailed explanation about the numerous 3D Printing applications catered to specific industries, thus enabling attendees to be aware of the various possibilities that can be explored with the use of 3D Printing technology.
Creatz3D would like to thank all the attendees of ‘Asian Robotics Week exhibition’. For more information about the different types of 3D Printing solutions and technologies that we offer, please proceed here. Alternatively, you can choose to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (65) 6631 8555.