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UPM demonstrates large scale robotic 3D printing of wood polymer composites

UPM demonstrates large scale robotic 3D printing of wood polymer composites

Written by David

April 3, 2019

UPM , a Finnish biopolymer specialist , is demonstrating large scale robotic 3D printing of wood composite applications, using its granulate biocompatible cellulose material. The project was developed in collaboration with ABB and Prenta and is being presented at the Nordic 3D Expo in the Espoo Dipoli Congress Centre. Large scale granulate-based 3D printing opens new possibilities for designers and manufacturers. The robot-based granulate printing enables time- and cost-efficient fabrication of large-scale 3D parts with short lead-time. Potential business areas include for example furniture design, molding and marine industry applications. “An industrial robot printing together with UPM Formi 3D biocomposite enables large components to be 3D printed with high geometrical tolerances. The PrentaRobo is designed for the manufacturing industry as a tool to create new and cost-efficient products,” says Riku Rusanen, CEO of Prenta Finland. ABB Robotics has played an important role in developing the innovative robot-based 3D printing […]

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