Onyx/Chopped-Carbon-Fiber 3D printed part used for irrigating suction from a vacuum manipulator to move work pieces.
EOAT is the best solution, but it isn’t perfect
End of Arm Tooling for vacuum manipulators are common in cardboard box assembly shops because vacuums need to securely seal to the product in order to effectively maintain grip. Sometimes, however, EOAT for vacuum manipulators can get snagged on products when product geometry gets complex.
Carbon fiber printed in the perfect geometry.
Markforged was able to print Onyx and Carbon fiber in shapes that are ideal. Heavyweight, traditionally-machined EOAT for these vacuums would get hooked on various features of the product, causing unacceptable and costly slowdowns and stops for production.
Faster, cheaper, and easier to make AND use than aluminum.
As new jobs come in for a package assembly facility, new types of vacuum-heads, end-effectors, and other EOAT must be purchased or manufactured. Both options are costly, and this must be done every new job that couldn’t use EOAT from previous contracts for their vacuum manipulators, due to random factors related to form factor, weight, and geometry.
Hello, World! Matt Jones from Miller 3D here with the newest, exciting developments for the Markforged Metal X!
Today we decided to showcase the newest material that has been released by our partner: H13 Tool Steel.
You can check out the video to see our very first print of H13 Tool Steel in action in this post!!
If you didn’t know already, H13 Tool Steel is a game changer for manufacturing outlets demanding the strongest metal prints for their shops. H13 Tool Steel isn’t only well-known for its incredible strength: it has a very high wear resistance to thermal shock. The concentration of Vanadium in the material helps handle abrasion-focused applications at both high and low temps.
Because H13 also always provides a uniform and high level of machinability, this tool steel is often used for aluminum, zinc, and magnesium die casting.
H13 Tool Steel is also invulnerable to hot cracking, a problematic casting defect that the industry is all-too-familiar with the costly pains of reproduction.