Using Robotic Arms to Change Printers Over


CATEGORY: Manufacturers and Distributors BRAND: Markforged

Athena 3D Manufacturing, a manufacturer of high-quality parts, used this technique and the productivity of its fleet of Markforged printers increased by up to 40%

If a print finishes in the wee hours of the morning, but no one is around to change the build plate, how can we use that time to start a new print? The answer lies in the installation of a collaborative robot programmed for this function.


Athena 3D Manufacturing, an additive manufacturing services office in Tempe, AZ, was looking for ways to get quality Markforged parts to their customers faster. So, with the help of Delta Technology, they installed a collaborative robotic arm to switch their printers, even when technicians weren't around. The result? A 40% increase in utilization of their Markforged fleet.


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