Robotic 3D printers are nothing new. We have seen a few exciting concepts and working versions in the past. This Robotic 6-Axis 3D Printer is quite impressive though. It combines 3D printing, robotics, and an interactive interface to make life easier for designers. It enables them to fabricate their work quickly by themselves.
Here is how the designers explained this project:
In the project of Robotic 6-Axis 3D Printing, we developed a fabrication strategy learning and emulating the law of nature […] By studying the material and structure performance of 3D form in nature, we figured out a way to incorporate biomimetic fabrication strategy into 3D printing process. And by designing the special robotic-end effector (Tooling) and utilizing the great flexibility and accuracy of KUKA robotics, the biomimetic fabricating process has been fully realized.
You can find out more about this cool project on Behance.
[Designers: SHI Ji in collaboration with LIU Xun / LUO Ruihua / CUI Yuqi]