End-of-arm tooling should be lightweight, strong, and conformed to the shape of the parts being handled to prevent gripping failure. Custom-designed and machined grippers are costly and time-consuming to produce and are heavier than their 3D-printed counterparts.
Markforged 3D printing allows you to iterate your designs and produce complex geometries quickly and easily. 3D printed end-of-arm tooling is not only an order of magnitude less expensive than a machined version, it also allows the robot to operate faster with a lighter payload. Job shops cannot predict what end effectors they will need each week to build unique products. 3D printing enables overnight production of custom workholding without outsourcing parts or consuming machinist time.
Save time & faster turnaround: Print custom grippers and end-effectors in a matter of hours to meet changing manufacturing needs. No programming or machining is required.
Save money: Rapidly create custom workholding and manipulation tools at a fraction of the cost of machined counterparts
Lighter part: Create end-of-arm tooling with a high strength-to-weight ratio, maximizing the payload the grippers can carry and enabling robotic arms to handle multiple tasks.
Accurate parts: Markforged Eiger cloud-connected software ensures that your parts are printed accurately with no guesswork.
Strength: Jaws can withstand corrosive fluids and be subjected to repeated clamping without wearing down due to the continuous fiber strength of Onyx.