ProCobots 3D Print Robotic End Effectors with Markforged

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ProCobots simplifies robotic machine tending by providing turnkey CNC automation systems for the shop floor.

A traditional robot cell performs one specialized function, so factories spend months integrating multiple expensive, monolithic cells to serve an entire production line. ProCobots produces a standardized machine tending cell utilizing an EasyRobotics Pro Feeder and Universal-Robots UR10 collaborative robot.

In this arena, 3D printing with Markforged offers a range of benefits. By simply changing the end effectors on their robots, they can be adapted to serve multiple functions – and because they are 3D printed, they come at a fraction of the cost and time that traditional machining would require.

The option of overnight production also takes pressure off of job shops who cannot predict what end effectors they will need each week to build unique products.

CEO Brian Knopp says “We’re printing the end effectors in our hotel room during an installation. This blows the customers out of the water.”

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At a glance:

  • 97% manufacturing cost saving

  • 88% manufacturing time saving

  • Aluminium strength at half the weight

  • Cost effective customisation

  • Accurate pick-and-place

  • Materials with excellent mechanical properties

Could you benefit from quick, cost effective in-house manufacturing like ProCobots?

Get in touch with us at Mark3D UK Limited to arrange a live demonstration at your facility, or to request a sample 3D printed part to test yourself!

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Leading robotics and manufacturing companies like ProCobots are cost-effectively replacing aluminium for their end of arm tooling using Markforged industrial 3D printers.

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