Kinematic synthesis of a new 3D printing solution
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa Sud - via La Masa 1, 20156 Milano, Italy
2 Università degli studi di Parma, Dipartimento di ingegneria industriale Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Low-cost production of metal parts is a challenge nowadays in the Additive Manufacturing world and new methods are being developed. The MIM technique is an innovative approach for 3D printing. This method requires a machine with suitable kinematics capable of generating the adequate movements.
The object of this article is the kinematic synthesis of a 5Dofs robot, based on two PKM machines, for additive manufacturing in order to compliant with the requirements of this new technology. Robot kinematics have been optimized by genetic algorithm in order to cover the required workspace and the design of the robot and outline of the control system are also given.
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