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ABB announces RobotStudio 3D Printing PowerPac

January 242020
ABB announces RobotStudio 3D Printing PowerPac

January 24, 2020 - ABB is introducing 3D printing capabilities to its RobotStudio simulation and offline programming software, which will enable users to program ABB robots for additive manufacturing in 30 minutes.

Part of the PowerPac portfolio of RobotStudio, the 3D Printing feature eliminates manual programming to allow prototype production. The 3D Printing PowerPac supports a variety of processes, such as welding and printing with granules or concrete and is ideal for low-volume, high-mix printing.

Traditional methods of 3D printing using machines are time consuming as programming the printing paths involves plotting millions of points and trajectories. With ABB’s new 3D Printing.

PowerPac, any standard slicer software design can be 'translated’ into ABB’s simulation environment and robot code. This means an operator can progress from the CAD design stage to final modeling of a product in half an hour.

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