Lightweight additive technology for increased efficiency in the packaging industry

Quick and easy optimisation of highly individual grippers in automation technology

Lightweight additive

End customers and trade demand an ever greater variety of packaging and a quick adaptation to new products. Gerhard Schubert GmbH, a family-owned company from Crailsheim in Germany, is specialized in delivering suitable machines, yet the optimisation with a classical approach and software did not provide satisfactory results and also involved a high development effort.

A combination of Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing promised a solution. For generating lightweight, optimised grippers, MSC Apex Generative Design turned out to be the perfect solution for this, complemented by Hexagon’s process simulation, validation and quality assurance tools.

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