Bergstrom, Torbjorn Stansen
Ciaraldi, Michael J.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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