Additive Manufacturing

Robotmaster can be used for easy programming of all robotic additive manufacturing processes including:

  • Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Laser metal fusion (LMF)
  • Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) including laser cladding
  • Deposition Welding
  • Composite Lay-Up
  • 3D printing

Advantages of additive manufacturing with robots

Automated programming for robotic additive manufacturing applications can be generated from CAD models and subsequently modified with minimal effort to adjust for all process based parameters

  • Fast process implementation
  • Easy and error free robotic programming
  • Optimal use of the robots kinematics for superior motion control
  • Visual validation by simulating material buildup

Videos

3D printing using a Motoman robot

3D printing an aerospace part using an ABB robot

Additive laser cladding an aerospace part

Laser cladding a propeller using a Fanuc robot

Laser cladding/additive manufacturing a propeller blade with a KUKA robot

Wire + Arc additive manufacturing with a KUKA robot

Wire feed additive manufacturing a dumbell with a KUKA robot