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From Gantry-Based Machine to Robot-Based Fused Deposition Modelling: A State-of-the-Art

Version 1 : Received: 6 April 2021 / Approved: 7 April 2021 / Online: 7 April 2021 (12:24:16 CEST)

How to cite: Habibi, M.; Ziadia, M. From Gantry-Based Machine to Robot-Based Fused Deposition Modelling: A State-of-the-Art. Preprints 2021, 2021040203 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0203.v1). Habibi, M.; Ziadia, M. From Gantry-Based Machine to Robot-Based Fused Deposition Modelling: A State-of-the-Art. Preprints 2021, 2021040203 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0203.v1).

Abstract

Over the last decade, a significant literature has emerged that advocates the potential of different Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies and printable polymeric materials. Nevertheless, large scale printing and complex geometric shapes, with curvatures and non-planar layer deposition, are a challenging process for the traditional gantry-based machine. The 3 degrees of freedom cartesian configuration restricted their capability to planar layered printing and restricted part dimensions. To date, many researchers have used industrial robots to overcomes this limitation. This review gives the reader a good overview of the FDM technique due to its scalability, cost efficiency and a wide range of material printability. A strong emphasis is laid on the PLA and PLA-based composites as promising materials for the FDM process applications. The second part of this paper links the successful use of these materials in the traditional printing process to large scale printing using the robot-based FDM process. This survey presents representative setups for robot-based AM and works that have been used these setups for non-planar material deposition. Finally, we conclude this paper by identifying opportunities for realizing new functional capabilities by exploiting robot-based AM, and we also present the future trends in this area.

Subject Areas

Additive manufacturing; Fused Deposition Modelling; Robot-based additive manufacturing; Polylactic acid (PLA) and PLA-based composite.

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