3D Printing

Robot Factory – Research and Technology – new research papers

Robot Factory – Research and Technology – new research papers


Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to revolutionise generally the engineering, but particullary the material engineering, as it can takes advantage for versatility in the production phase made using 3D printing technics.

Three-dimensional printing or additive manufacturing refers to any of the various processes for printing a 3D object.

Primarily additive processes are used, in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.

Additive manufacturing technology requires digitized representation of geometrical data in files (STL format). The revolution at which some teams are working consists in the fact that components can be designed for their function and 3D printed, now at competitive costs. By the research with 3D printing, the industry is now thinking to adopt the same process for industrial components production.

Stereolithography (SLA) was used to produce complex structures in various materials. Several components were designed following end-user requirements and printed with 3D Printers, like that Robot Factory 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0 or most recent model (3DLPrinter-HD 2.0 +).


Several research papers are published in the last year, some are available on web:




The blends were printed using a Robot Factory 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0 or most recent model (3DLPrinter-HD 2.0 +). After printing the obtained structures were cleaned using an ultrasonic bath and blow dried using compressed air. After the removal of the uncured liquid, the partially cured structures were illuminated for 15 min in an UV Oven, the same supplied by Robot Factory.

These manufacturing techniques provide virtually full design freedom and allow the production of the components with a complete control on material structures. The many advantages of 3D printing include the fact that 3D CAD files are easily sharing for examination and design optimization is computer-assisted, finally but not least, the 3D printed models form the basis for finite element analysis.