Faculty Advisor

Bergstrom, Torbjorn Stansen

Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Abstract

In this paper we show the process our group went through to make a FANUC LR-MATE 200iB or similar robot arm capable of producing 3D printed parts. It explains the design, construction, and testing of our extruder end of arm effector. We also show the process of creating a translator for G-code taken from an open source slicing software. Our translator takes this code and turns it into instructions for the LR-MATE 200iB. Ultimately, we were able to successfully and consistently print. Our paper ends with suggestions for future groups looking to continue the project.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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