Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology reported that its Repairbot project has achieved a major milestone, using a robot to successfully 3D print a replacement lug on an automotive headlamp assembly.
The Repairbot project is an industry collaboration with Tradiebot, supported by collision repair facility operator AMA Group, and backed by the federal government via the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC).
The video below shows the robot in action.
An in-house formulated polypropylene composite material, developed by Swinburne’s materials scientist Dr. Mostafa Nikzad, was used in the process.
To guarantee the compatibility with automotive grade injection molded plastic,