More flexibility through 3D printing
When an eagle grasps prey, it adapts its grip to the respective size in a lightning fast move. The packaging industry can often only dream of this flexibility. Existing metal grippers, which for example put lids on cream jars and screw them on, are usually limited to a single format. It often takes weeks for a product change, until a new, suitable gripper is made. It is 85 per cent more cost-effective and 70 per cent faster with robust and lightweight polymer grippers made of iglidur® filaments.
Parts made of iglidur polymers and printed in 3D are up to 50 times more wear-resistant than standard materials printed in 3D. Grippers printed in 3D are the alternative to your old metal grippers.