February 14, 2018 vlado

Swinburne kick starts 1.2 million automatic 3D printed car repair service

Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is to spearhead the development of an automated, 3D printed repair service for cars with the Australian, not-for-profit Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) and industrial automation firm Tradiebot Industries.

Funded by a sum of $1,264,695 AUD, project ‘Repair Bot’ will run through 2019. The goal, as outlined by the IMRC, is to “enable a low cost rapid repair service for automotive plastic trim and assembly components” that can be commercially implemented in a same-day fix of vehicles damaged by collisions.

Read the full article here.

Concept drawing for the Repair Bot project. Image via Tradiebot