How Blue Danube Robotics used Carbon 3D printing to manufacture custom industrial parts

With the mission to create safe human-robot collaboration in mass production, Blue Danube Robotics is constantly looking for ways to upgrade standard industrial robots to fenceless collaborative applications. Fenceless applications enable human workers and robots to collaborate on tasks while maintaining the necessary safety. Through sensors, robots can automatically turn off when a safety hazard is detected, helping to streamline the workflow and reduce unnecessary downtime.

Specialized custom AIRSKIN pads made from Carbon EPU 41

Based in Vienna, Austria, the company produces add-on safety sensor solutions for robots to make medium-sized and large companies more efficient and productive while also prioritising safety precautions.

The patented AIRSKIN technology by Blue Danube Robotics is a sturdy, pressure-sensitive skin directly mounted onto standard industrial robots. What makes AIRSKIN exceptional is its ability to be customised to robots with many different sizes, shapes, and functions. More than just a skin, the solution offers palletising, visual inspection, and machine tending applications that help different customers find the best fit for their robots. AIRSKIN works to provide for all types of circumstances by creating a more efficient workplace everywhere.

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Daimler Buses expands 3D printing portfolio

DAIMLER BUSES in Europe has expanded its commercial 3D printing and is offering a new product and service portfolio in the field of additive manufacturing, it has announced.

The aim is to support customers of other industries when procuring and providing parts, and to facilitate the digital transformation of their companies, Daimler says.

Daimler’s Center of Competence 3D-Printing at Daimler Buses is now offering 3D printing as well as various consulting services, data preparation, digital warehousing and individual component production.

“We at Daimler Buses have been working intensively on additive manufacturing since 2016,” said Daimler Buses head of customer services and parts Bernd Mack.

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