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For DESKTOP. Arduino-based, 4-axis parallel-mechanism Robot Arm, 0.2mm precision! Bring industrial robot to everyone. Effective tool.
For DESKTOP. Arduino-based, 4-axis parallel-mechanism Robot Arm, 0.2mm precision! Bring industrial robot to everyone. Effective tool.
For DESKTOP. Arduino-based, 4-axis parallel-mechanism Robot Arm, 0.2mm precision! Bring industrial robot to everyone. Effective tool.
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Turing Dobot into a 3D printer-Amazing Ideas Form Backers

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In the first week of our campaign, a few backers, mentioned that, with the high repeatability of Dobot, we can mounting a 3D printer head on our robotic arm, and turning our Dobot into a 3D printer. A 3D printer based on Dobot? Cool but challenging idea!! We would love to try that. Our engineers have been working on this in their limited spare time since then. And now we make it happen. Here is the video:

This was just the first night it works out, and more tests and videos about 3D printing with Dobot will come in following updates. Comment here and share with your friends if you feel exciting about this 3D printer as we are. 

This 3D printer based on Dobot won’t be here without you–our supporters. We want to give our special thanks to our backers: Eduardo Scalcedo, Joseph Cole, Brian Levinsen, Joseph Cole and all other backers who contribute to this amazing idea.  

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Here are more photos. Enjoy!

3D Printing with Robot Arm
3D Printing with Robot Arm
3D Printing in Process
3D Printing in Process
Printed elephant WITHOUT any postprocessing
Printed elephant WITHOUT any postprocessing
Printed elephant with Dobot
Printed elephant with Dobot

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    1. Ozark on

      What is the resolution of the print head nozzle you are using?

    2. Maciej Korzeniowski
      Superbacker
      on

      This is a great demonstration of precision. Keep it up!

    3. dobot.cc 2-time creator on

      @All
      Thanks for the encouraging! Your comments just made us feeling all our hard work got rewarded! we will certainty keep it up!! :)

    4. Serge Ecoiffier on

      Now put several Dobots in a work space, each with their filament colour and type and one could 3D print in as many colours and material type as they want (or need)... Will Dobot's abilities ever end ? It seems limited only by how one can control and accesorize it.

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      Eric Caginicolau on

      Yes the quality is certainly not as good as a real 3d printer, but i'm still impressed.
      Good job !

    6. David Weaver
      Superbacker
      on

      Dobot just keeps getting better and better. Keep it up guys

    7. Brian Levinsen
      Superbacker
      on

      Cool!!!
      I think this also shows that Dobot is accurate when doing lots and lots of tiny movements, and does not lose track of positioning, something some people have been voicing worry about when using stepper motors. This makes me believe even more in dobot.