Robot arms are becoming more generic and standardized. But industrial end-effectors are specifically designed for every job that a robot is doing. So finding compatible hardware to machine and the cost of machining itself can become very challenging. Especially when the point of the robot is to free-up human time.
So Part Mason has started designing 3D Models for Robot End-Effector Fingers and End Effector Blanks to be used with many of the more common robot end effectors on the market. Starting with end effectors compatible with Universal Robots UR Arms. These models can be 3D printed on site and serve as functional parts.
We have started with FabCo-Air Grippers to be used as functional models. The 3D models can be downloaded and printed and immediately mounted on to the respective Fabco gripper. The printed parts can then be manually machined for the specific task.
We have also released a few editable 3D .STEP Files. These models can be downloaded and edited in CAD, saving engineering time.
Lastly we have begun collecting CAD models of common Robot components. These files can be used in CAD assemblies or printed in order to do physical prototyping and fit checks of robot end effectors. Here again we are starting with Universal Robots
This collection of 3D Models for printable Industrial Robot Grippers and Parts should be a great asset to any lean manufacturing operation trying to minimize down time and maximize flexibility. Just download and print the part and get to work.