Robot Pizza Knife Holder

A better designed blade holder with better specifications, less weight and more strength. Aluminum is not a suitable material in the food industry. Because the holder is attached to the robot, 3D metal printing was the solution. After redesign, the stainless steel version still provides a weight reduction of 50% compared to the conventionally manufactured part.

Characteristics
  • Printing technique: LPBF
  • Material: Stainless steel 316L (1.4404)
  • Size: ± 120 x 75 x 30 mm
  • Post-processing: Drumming

The reasons to switch to 3D metal printing:

  • Long lead time
  • A lot of waste / material consumption
  • Lots of assembly
  • A lot of manual work
  • Advantages of 3D metal printing:
    • -80% number of parts
    • -50% weight
    • -60% lead time
    • -20% cheaper
    In practice:
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