The second generation of robotics is now upon us, as end of line and bench robotics are becoming economically accessible, robotic integration within industry is no longer only associated with large scale production and automotive assembly lines. Pick and place single arm, multi-axis robots are more popular than ever as users see both their cost and operational benefits. Capable of working along-side humans they perform the repetitive precision work required, faster and without fault.
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Yes absolutely, I would love to hear your advice on pushing this project further. 3D printed parts have their limits so it would be...
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Thanks @Boss, these are some great suggestions! You make a good point about the perspex window, I will be changing the design later to accommodate for higher pressures and I certainly think adding flanges...
Inspiring project, perhaps one day I will make one.
Some suggestions that may be useful for the future.
From work with vacuum systems if a glass window sits on an O ring then as the...
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