3D Printing/ Additive Manufacturing

Unlocking Efficiency: End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) and 3D Printing in Industrial Automation

November 9, 2023
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End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) is a term for the attachments at the end of robotic arms. Additive manufacturing provides a way to 3D print these specialized components, saving time, cost and more.

End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) — also referred to as end effectors — refers to the devices and attachments that are mounted at the end of robotic arms or manipulators. These tools are critical components for many factory processes— allowing robot automation to perform a wide range of tasks with speed and precision.

EOAT is important for industrial production: tooling design directly impacts the efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness of robot automation. In this blog, we'll delve into the basics of EOAT: how it’s used, design considerations, and the benefits of 3D printing the components. We'll also showcase five real-world examples of 3D printed EOAT that underscore its value.

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