Today, robotic handling is desired in numerous industries for applications such as assembly, automation, packaging, cleaning, food processing, and more. Having different applications requires complex designs for robotic grippers. Grippers can be expensive to manufacture through traditional means with weeks of lead time. In order to help manufacture new, competitive products throughout the numerous industries, Engman-Taylor uses 3D printing to rapidly create highly customized robotic grippers that help optimize operations.
Engman-Taylor uses HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printer to turn intricate designs into high quality, versatile products. HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printer does not contain the limitations that injection molding or traditional machining possess. These customizable grippers have exceptional mechanical properties and can be printed within a few hours. The lead time for 3D printed parts is only one or two business days whereas previous manufacturing methods would take weeks. Companies can reduce costs and operate more efficiently by using 3D printed parts that are unique to the company’s specific needs.
Robotics is a useful tool to automate work flows and create competitive products at an optimal rate. By using customised 3D printed robotic grippers, automated work flows operate optimally while saving companies’ time and money.