Lighter, Faster End-of-Arm Tools Using 3D Printing
Genesis Systems Group manufactures robotic work cells for welding, inspections and material processing. The end-of-arm tool, also known as the end effector, is the “hand” that enables the robot arm to grasp and manipulate objects. Traditional end effectors made from metal are typically large, bulky and heavy, with high production lead times. To avoid these drawbacks Genesis Systems Group makes end effectors with FDM technology. This lets them create tools that are much lighter, easier and faster to create, and can incorporate integral features such as internal vacuum channels.