European scientists working on the Kraken Project in Zaragoza in Spain are looking into how and to what extent 3D robots (a hybrid between a robot and a 3D printer) can improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the European automotive and construction industry.
Researchers say the technology has been designed to make the manufacturing of industrial components 40% faster. The robot can create small or big metal structures to an accuracy of 0.1 millimetres thanks to a laser scanner and developers say the technology can easily be scaled up.
Scientists say the system requires 90% less floor working space than other existing technologies and it is pretty much ready to get on the market.
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