3D Printed End Effectors & Componentry

>ASS< Offers a Range of 3D Printing Solutions for Your End-of-Arm Tooling Needs

Save Time & Money on Your Custom Parts

Need custom tooling for your automation process? Traditional machining can take time and be costly, especially for single or small batch production. 3D printing is the solution!

3D Printing also offers more design freedom and detail than traditional machining can - allowing us to tailor to your application needs better.

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We're Ready to Help You Get Started!

Have a Design?

Send us your CAD file and we’ll print it! Our Design engineers can help you adjust and finalize designs too!

Need a Design?

We can help! Our Design Engineers have years of experience in creating innovative and effective designs.

Once approved, the design will be ready to print and shipped directly to your doorstep. Eliminating the need to go anywhere!

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Why Use 3D Printed Tooling?


3D printers are designed to construct a range of builds with little to no adjustments, allowing for a quicker process from engineering the part to producing it.

Precision Build

Printers can produce layers down to 50-100 microns, opening the doors for detailed engineering that’s reflected in the final product.

Lightweight Construction

Materials used for 3D printing are up to 70% lighter than traditional materials, making applications restricted by lower robot payloads much more achievable.

Fully Custom Solutions

Single and small-batch production is made efficient with 3D printers, allowing for fully custom solutions and easily updated or adjusted designs to keep up with your facility’s evolving needs.

Rapid Production

3D printing offers short turn-around time, allowing you to get back into production quickly.

Once approved, the design will be ready to print and shipped directly to your doorstep. Eliminating the need to go anywhere!

Our Process for 3D Printed Components

Send Us Your CAD Data

(Or Work with Us to Create It)

We Design - You Approve

The Part is Printed

We Ship the Part Directly to You

3D Printed End Effectors for Any Automation Need

Our flexible 3D part printing service allows you to get the components or tools you need for any application in your automation process. Our prints can include integrations for:

  • Vacuum & Air Channels
  • Sensor Mounts
  • Consolidated Assemblies
  • Custom Gripping Devices
  • Custom Part Nesting
  • Custom Parallel Gripper Jaws
  • Custom Magnetic Gripper Heads
  • Custom Lightweight ID Grippers
  • And more!

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3D Printing Methods

Get the best part by choosing the right 3D printing method. We have a variety of capabilities for printing the best end of arm tooling components for you.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

This method involves using a high-powered laser to selectively sinter (i.e. heat and fuse) powdered material into a 3D object. It starts by spreading a thin layer of powdered material (usually nylon or a similar polymer) over a build platform and then using the laser to selectively heat and fuse the powder in specific areas, layer by layer, until the desired object is formed.

The primary advantage of SLS is that it can produce highly complex and detailed objects with a high level of accuracy. SLS produces prints rapidly and with low cost per part, making it a popular choice for many 3D printing needs.

HP Multi Jet Fusion (HP MJF)

HP MJF is another type of 3D printing method that utilizes a powder-based system. However, instead of using a laser, it uses a multi-jet nozzle system to selectively apply a fusing agent and a detailing agent onto a bed of powder material. The fusing agent selectively melts and solidifies the powder material, while the detailing agent helps to create fine details and sharp edges.

This process can create parts with excellent mechanical properties, high resolution, and isotropic strength. MJF is ideal for prototyping and manufacturing parts with complex geometries through "voxel" computer models and those with small features. HP MJF can produce prints relatively quickly compared to other 3D printing methods.

Digital Light Synthesis (DLS)

DLS is a type of 3D printing technology that uses a vat of liquid photopolymer resin and a digital light projector to create objects layer-by-layer. The DLS process involves shining a light onto a layer of resin, which causes it to solidify and adhere to the layer below it. This process is repeated layer-by-layer until the object is complete.

The advantage of DLS is that it produces highly detailed and accurate prints with a smooth surface finish which are watertight. Additionally, DLS is faster than other resin-based 3D printing methods as it uses a continuous process rather than a point-by-point process.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

DMLS is a 3D printing process that uses a high-powered laser to fuse metal powders together to create a solid object. The process begins with a 3D model, which is sliced into thin layers. The laser then fuses the metal powder layer-by-layer according to the design. DMLS allows for the creation of highly complex, intricate parts that would be difficult to produce using traditional manufacturing techniques.

It is commonly used in aerospace, medical, and automotive industries to create parts with high strength and durability. DMLS is ideal for printing components that use alloys from metals with varying melting points.

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us using the information below to speak with a Team Member about your project!

>ASS< End of Arm Tooling, Inc.
1324 Goldsmith
Plymouth, MI 48170

Phone: (734) 542-4398

Email: info@eoat.net