ABB robot for the 3D Print can now be programmed in just 30 minutes. For this, functionalities in the simulation and Offline programming software “Robotstudio" integrated. The novelty will now be presented for the first time at the robotics fair Irex in Japan. Thanks to the new software that is part of the Powerpac portfolio, companies no longer have to carry out manual programming and can therefore manufacture 3D printing components faster.
As part of Robotstudio, the 3D Printing Powerpac supports a variety of 3D printer applications. These include welding and printing with granulate or concrete. It is suitable for the production of small volumes with a wide range of variants.
Conventional, mechanical 3D printing processes are time-consuming: millions of dots and paths have to be plotted to program the printing paths. With the 3D Printing Powerpac, the standard slicer software design can be “translated” into the simulation environment and the ABB robot code. This enables users to implement the CAD design up to the final modeling of the product in half an hour.
The market for 3D printing is expected to grow to $ 2024 billion by 34,8, according to market researchers Markets + Markets. This is also due to the development of new, industrial 3D printing filament.
“With our 3D printing software, we offer our customers faster 3D printing. With our powerful ABB robots, companies can now efficiently produce high-quality objects for many industrial applications, ”emphasizes Steven Wyatt, Head of Portfolio and Digital at ABB's Robots and Manufacturing Automation division.