This paper describes the building of a functional multi-material extrusion machine that allows printing on a large scale using non-conventional materials.6-axis Industrial robot was utilized as a platform for 3D printing and the extrusion system was built separately. The study focuses on the control system for mixing and extruding multi-materials with the robot, thus leaving the chemistry discussion of two-component materials to a minimal side. Results show that mixing and extruding high viscous two-component material is possible but making complex multi-layer shapes using liquid materials need further research and development. It is possible to implement an extrusion system to an existing product such as KUKA robot. The PLC systems modularity and expandability offers many solutions for future upgrades such as mentioned in future improvements section.
|Otsikko||Proceedings of the 4th Baltic Mechatronics Symposium |
|Tila||Julkaistu - 2019|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa|
|Tapahtuma||Baltic Mechatronics Symposium - Tallinn, Viro|
Kesto: 25 huhtikuuta 2019 → 25 huhtikuuta 2019
|Conference||Baltic Mechatronics Symposium|
|Ajanjakso||25/04/2019 → 25/04/2019|