The Swedish company SCULPTUR dedicated to designing furniture using 3D printing manufacturing technology using recycled material fulfilling its objective of contributing to a sustainable environment. Driven by the vision of using new additive manufacturing processes and business models. With the rapid development of the 3D printing industry.
This innovative furniture made from scrap materials is part of a pioneering project where specially modified robots from ABB are being used to turn plastic waste into furniture. Industrial robots work in a similar way to advanced 3D printers.
Since the robot can inject plastic from any angle, it is extraordinary compared to traditional 3D printers and can save about 50% of the basic materials required.
The raw material for printing is composed of waste granules for the handling of this material the programming of the ABB robot is of great importance that is how the designers chose ABB RobotStudio’s offline simulation and programming software generating a complete digital twin and the newly developed 3D printing add-on, which ensures that the printing robot can be programmed in just a few minutes and actually seen its operation in the working environment alongside the operator and the sculpture (Furniture).
The ABB robots in the additive manufacturing project were able to adapt to the different production designs easily, quickly and efficiently, performing precisely the movements to achieve the desired design.
This new way of giving life to waste materials is an example of how large companies can be a driver to improve the quality of the environment.
In addition to creating innovative models of furniture, chairs, this is a great example of manufacturing combined with advanced robotic technology. It is always possible to manufacture more products with better quality by obtaining the flexibility that robotic automation provides.