Use mobile robotic arms to create large objects

The drawback of 3D printing technology is that the size of the printed things is often limited by 3D printers. If you want to print larger things, you often need a larger printer or print out the parts and assemble them yourself. Spectrum IEEE has said that most 3D printers are boxes, and there is a smaller box in the box, and the area inside the box determines the size of the items that can be printed.

If you want to print something bigger than a box, either print some parts and assemble them later, either buy a new one or give up printing altogether. Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore tried to break through the "box" thinking to solve 3D printing. The solution they brought was to use a robotic arm to complete the print job on the mobile platform.


The team has now operated two mobile robotic arms to complete the printing of a single concrete structure. This 3D printing method is free from the constraints of size, and since the robot can move around, the area of the object is almost unlimited. The team said: "The collaboration between them may be more efficient, so you can use a bunch of robots to complete a large project, each robot is responsible for different parts. This not only improves the overall speed of printing, but also means that it can be built A stronger, more complex structure."