The 3D printing technology urges us to look at new ways to build cheap and customizable robots. Even is a service or industrial robot, we can use an affordable 3D printer to build custom robotics parts from different materials. Beyond the physical component and the 3D printer is the idea and one of the many 3D modeling software that can be used to build 3D models of the robotics components.
In general, the industrial robots are heavy and present a robust structure. Most of the materials used in printing process can’t be used to build a robot that competes with existing industrial robots. Even we cannot build a heavy industrial robot, we can build different components for industrial robots or complete industrial robot for hobbyists, students, or researchers.
Below are available up to 21 examples of 3D printer files that can be downloaded and used to build custom parts for industrial robots.