Human in front of 3D printer with workpiece carriers

Additive manufacturing Cutting-edge 3D printing technologies for innovative plastic parts

Our in-house 3D printing center features the latest additive manufacturing processes. We produce cost-effective parts for our own use and for sale. Our goal is to optimize parts through 3D printing to achieve greater performance. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We offer full-service support that caters to all needs. We are fast, reliable, and competent.

3D Printing for industry Rethinking production tools for mechanical engineering

At ROBOWORKER, we use our technical expertise to manufacture innovative production tools through additive manufacturing. 3D printing technologies offer new design approaches and accelerate innovative product developments in a short time. Our comprehensive portfolio of 3D-printed components includes:
Accelerate innovations, save costs and time

The design freedom of 3D printing allows our experienced designers to equip components with enhanced functionalities, such as for positioning tasks, contours/shapes based on mathematical models, DMC/RFID labels, etc. The innovative components are delivered ready for installation, increasing productivity and quality.

Outstanding mechanical properties with SLS Technology

To achieve the best possible result for the component, we use different printing technologies depending on the requirement and choose the appropriate manufacturing process for the job. For the production of functional and optimized plastic parts that withstand abrasive wear, we use selective laser sintering (SLS). Unlike SLA and FDM processes, 3D laser sintering does not require additional support structures. Therefore, this process is particularly well-suited for the production of functional, complex shapes and is the preferred alternative to conventional manufacturing methods like injection molding, especially for small to medium batch sizes.

Robust and high-performance parts Secure advantages with ROBOWORKER's 3D printed components

It is well known that 3D printing offers many advantages in product development. With the right process, material, and expertise, we can also manufacture production tools for end use in manufacturing.

Discover the benefits at a glance

Flexibility in design

Thanks to the design freedom in 3D printing, new approaches to solving design challenges are possible.

Weight-optimized parts

Additively manufactured components have a lower weight than conventional components, which is especially advantageous in dynamic assemblies.

Customized Solutions

Realize individual wishes cost-effectively and efficiently. Customer and product-specific solutions can be easily and flexibly implemented using additive manufacturing.

Resource and environmentally friendly

In additive manufacturing, especially with the self-supporting printing method, only the required parts and assemblies are produced. Excess powder can be partially reclaimed and reused.

Konstrukteur und 3D-Druck-Spezialist Johannes Sonntag
Johannes Sonntag
3D printing specialist at ROBOWORKER: Johannes Sonntag
"The 3D printing is the ideal technology for us because it is not worthwhile to produce injection molding tools for medium quantities. This also means that we have no problem incorporating design changes into a part in the next print run, as there is no need to modify an injection molding tool. We simply use the new data set of the model. Anyone working in mechanical engineering or similar fields benefits from this technology."
– Johannes Sonntag, Design engineer at ROBOWORKER
3D Printing
3D printed workpiece carriers
Hybrid filling shoes for powder presses
Gripper insets
Full-service additive manufacturing

FAQ Frequently asked questions about additive manufacturing at ROBOWORKER

What are the applications of additive manufacturing technology SLS?

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing (AM) technology primarily used to create three-dimensional objects by layering material. SLS is commonly utilized in the field of rapid prototyping and the production of functional parts across various industries.

In summary, Selective Laser Sintering is a versatile additive manufacturing technology that can be used across industries, offering benefits such as rapid prototyping, customizability, and the production of complex geometries.

How do the two 3D printing technologies SLA and FDM differ?

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing (AM) technology that uses a thermoplastic filament, which is heated and extruded layer by layer to create a three-dimensional object. FDM, also known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), is primarily used in product development. Due to its low entry and material costs, this method is particularly suited for creating simple prototypes, concept models, and visual aids to convey ideas during the design and development process. ist eine Technologie der additiven Fertigung (AM), die ein thermoplastisches Filament verwendet, das erhitzt und Schicht für Schicht aufgeschmolzen wird, um ein dreidimensionales Objekt zu erzeugen. FDM, auch bekannt als Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), wird vorwiegend bei der Produktentwicklung eingesetzt. Aufgrund der niedrigen Einstiegs- und Materialkosten eigent sich dieses Verfahren besonders für die Herstellung einfacher Prototypen, Konzeptmodellen und visuellen Hilfsmitteln, um Ideen während des Design- und Entwicklungsprozesses zu vermitteln.

Stereolithography (SLA) is one of the most commonly used 3D printing technologies. This technology is based on photopolymerization, where a light source—either a laser or a projector—is used to cure liquid resin into hardened plastic. SLA is particularly known for its ability to produce high-resolution and finely detailed parts. ist eine der am häufigsten verwendeten 3D-Drucktechnologien. Diese Technologie basiert auf der Photopolymerisation, bei der eine Lichtquelle - ein Laser oder ein Projektor - verwendet wird, um flüssiges Harz zu einem gehärteten Kunststoff auszuhärten. SLA ist besonders für seine Fähigkeit bekannt, hochauflösende und fein detaillierte Teile herzustellen.

In contrast to the SLS process, FDM and SLA technologies are less suitable for producing end-use parts in general mechanical engineering, as the printed components are less mechanically robust. However, there are applications for end-use parts such as gripper attachments, gripper jaws, suction cups, and increasingly, flexible components. Endnutzungsteile wie z.B. Greiferaufsätze, Gripper insets, Saugnäpfe oder zunehmend auch elastische Bauteile.

What advantages do additively manufactured production tools offer (compared to conventionally manufactured parts)?

Due to the fast production time of 3D printing, parts are available for use in manufacturing more quickly, which also facilitates the optimization and replacement of machine components.

The production costs are independent of the complexity of the part. This allows the production tools to be optimally designed to meet the desired requirements without becoming extremely expensive. 

Intelligent functional integration, such as springs or hinge joints, reduces the number of parts and thus the administrative effort with ERP systems as well as assembly costs. Additionally, lightweight construction can save material and weight.