INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Mark One introduced the MK333 Printer in the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Bologna as a support to the academic activity.
This revolutionized the departmen's approach to research and teaching, as it allowed to: develop innovative solutions faster and with limited budget, test, modify and approve them. This has allowed not only a theoretical but also a practical demonstration of the designed components. The main critical components realized through 3D printing are the frame and the interface with the grip object. Due to the complexity of the gripper, the department was not able to realize it using traditional methods; with 3D printing, the gripper was built at a modest cost of 50€.