Traditional methods of 3D printing using machines are time-consuming as programming the printing paths involves plotting millions of points and trajectories.
With ABB’s new 3D Printing PowerPac, any standard slicer software design can be ‘translated’ into ABB’s simulation environment and robot code. This new piece of software allows ABB to generate robot commands from standard g-code files automatically. This allows manufactures to visualize and simulate the entire process in RobotStudio.
3D Printing PowerPac supports a variety of additive manufacturing processes, such as welding, printing with granules or concrete, and is ideal for low-volume, high-mix printing. Typically, manufacturers print 3D prototypes before mass production, architects print building components and models, and they can now print shapes that could not otherwise be produced.