MakerBot 3D printers help KUKA develop ‘smart factory’ robotic arms

MakerBot 3D printers help KUKA develop 'smart factory' robotic arms

German robotics and automation company KUKA is using MakerBot 3D printers to make customized end-use “hands” and other parts for its six-axis robotic arm systems. KUKA says 3D printing is helping the company achieve its smart factory targets. The MakerBot Replicator Z18 has been around for about four years now, but that doesn’t mean that some of the biggest names in manufacturing aren’t still making use of the popular FDM 3D printer. One of those names is KUKA, the Chinese-owned German maker of automation systems and factory robots, which is using Z18s around the clock to make prototypes and […]

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