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'The ability to print robot tools and parts on Factory 2.0 printer allows us to constantly improve and streamline the production process'
'The ability to print robot tools and parts on Factory 2.0 printer allows us to constantly improve and streamline the production process'

The Volkswagen plant in Września (Poland) has been successfully using 3D printing technology for several years creating parts and tools used in the production of the Crafter model.

It is on our Factory 2.0 printer that, among others, elements of robots cooperating with humans are printed. 

An example is the production process, at the stage of assembling the window panes to the car body. The robotic arms, with an integrated vision system, are equipped with a primer filled tank and a printed dispensing nozzle. Moving along the car on common axes, they apply an activator that ensures the optimal connection of the laminated window panes.

These applicator tips have been specially designed and printed on Factory 2.0 printer using THERMEC™ ZED (PPS). It is not without reason that this filament was indicated by our specialists because THERMEC™ ZED is characterized by both high temperature and chemical resistance, which is necessary due to the substances used in the primer.

“The ability to print robot tools and parts on Factory 2.0 printer allows us to constantly improve and streamline the production process. Much faster prototyping and printing of even large components enables the introduction of further technological solutions, and thus an increase in production efficiency.”

Mateusz Kaźmierczak, Volkswagen Poznań

Further information

Do you want to know more about the possibilities of 3D printing? Contact our Omni3D specialist - Tomasz Garniec, tg@omni3d.net, +48 886 618 588

Or find out more at www.omni3d.com

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