Roboarm 3D Printer Throws Curve Ball into AM (VIDEO)

This is exciting stuff! You know how 3D printers are normally restricted to Cartesian movement, shackled to the boxy parameters of boxy frames? Though this isn’t the first example of mounting 3D printer heads onto robot arms, it may represent the direction in which 3D printers are headed. At the TU Delft Robotics Institute in the Netherlands, researchers have created the prototype for a 3D printer that uses a robotic arm and laser scanner to open up the possibility for 3D printing at almost any angle and onto the surfaces of objects. Continue reading “Roboarm 3D Printer Throws Curve Ball into AM (VIDEO)”