VDK 4000 Direct Write System
Six Degrees of Freedom
VDK 4000 is a Flexible Robotic Environment direct write system. This is currently the only 6 DOF direct write system on the market.
Present direct write technology allows printing on 2D flat substrates or on substrates with simplistic 3D architectures. Such systems are primarily intended to print on flat or near flat substrates. The deposition head is held in a fixed position and the stage moves back and forth in the XY plane. For simplistic 3D architectures, the deposition head needs to be manually tilted to a 45° angle. This greatly limits the complexity of the substrate which can be deposited-upon at one time, and increases the number of steps needed to make a simple deposition.
VDK 4000 comes with graphical CAD-to-motion path planning capabilities.