The Metal Printer That Will Revolutionize Additive Manufacturing

The future of metal 3D printing looks bright as the technology continues to grow at the fast pace. The latest creation came in the form of a robotic machine.

Researchers from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) and the Norwegian independent research organization SINTEF have in fact recently developed a new large-scale robotic 6-axis metal printer.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, multiple axes machines are devices capable of working, or in this case 3D printing, on parts from multiple angles.

The new machine can process parts from all angles while managing complex codes and simulations.

The researchers, who developed the metal 3D printer with the intention of adapting the existing AM technologies into a system of automation and integration of technology, expect it to become a staple for the aerospace and oil/gas applications.