Long Beach, Calif. — Fused-deposition-modeling 3D provider Voodoo Manufacturing Inc. will add collaborative robotic arm technology in its Brooklyn, N.Y., factory by September.
Voodoo's engineering laboratory is conducting trials now with a UR10 collaborative industrial robot from Universal Robots A/S of Odense, Denmark.
Voodoo wants to use collaborative robots to move products into and out of its 3D machines, refill resin filaments as needed and conduct 3D inspections, said Jonathan Schwartz, co-founder and chief product officer overseeing the software, engineering and production functions, during the Molding 2018 Conference in Long Beach.
Voodoo employs 29 and operates about 230 Replicator 2 FDM printers from MakerBot Industries LLC of Brooklyn in the 1,800-square-foot factory and its engineering lab.
“We will be expanding to other additive technologies as well as non-additive technologies,” Schwartz said.
Voodoo has a goal to establish “many factories around the globe,” he said.