Case History PCam:
After an intensive testing phase lasting over 2000 hours of continuous printing, the company decided to integrate the Sharebot 42 3D printer into its production/demo system line.
On the hardware side, PCam has created a “pallet system” of the Sharebot 42 printing plates. Low thickness steel “pallets” have been developed and produced in order to allow a rapid thermal balance, to guarantee the use of the magnetic surface beds supplied with the printer. The pallet is placed directly in contact with the heated plate and held in place by mechanical inserts.
A socket link has also been developed that is compatible with the PCam robot interchangeable clamp. Sharebot 42 created the robot terminal sockets, the gripping links and the insert guides guaranteeing mechanical and positioning functions. The creation of a 3-station pallet system grants production autonomy. Finally, some laser and magnetic sensors were installed to detect the presence and position of the objects in the cell and to report any anomalies.
Additive Manufacturing & Traditional Manufacturing
The industrialization of 3D printing has opened up new challenges and offers interesting opportunities in the field of production. A growing number of manufacturing companies are reworking their production processes to optimize them through 3D printing to achieve a significant reduction in time and costs. This also includes understanding how the additive manufacturing of the 3D printer can be integrated with traditional subtractive manufacturing to ensure an optimized workflow.