Custom End Effector
What is a custom End Effector?
A custom end effector is a tool made for a specific task.
Why Use a Custom End Effector?
While the Robotics Lab provides a variety of tools for robotic fabrication, we encourage experimentation and the creation of new tools and processes. Building custom end effectors allows you to explore new methods of fabrication and design via robotic fabrication.
The Robotics Lab offers a range of training to help you learn how robot arms and end effectors work, how to setup a file for the robots and and how to submit it for processing. This training includes:
Robotics Lab Website
Read through the website to get an understanding of what the robotics lab offers.
Work through the training exercises to learn how to use and program the robot arm
Book a Robot session once you have complete Level 03 SAfety Induction
Book a consultation with the Robotics Lab’s experienced staff to get help with complex technical challenges specific to your project. Before making a booking, it is expected that you have completed the Introductory sessions and read through available guidelines for the technology.
The equipment in the Robotics Lab (G23) is available for you to book and use when you have completed the required safety training and inductions. If this is your first time using this tool, you will be trained at the start of your booking.
- Level 00 MSD Building Induction
- Level 01 Safety Induction (Online)
- Level 02 In-person Safety Induction
- Level 03 Machine Specific Safety Induction
The Robotics Lab Open Access sessions take place every weekday afternoon, Monday – Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. End Effectors and Tools are only to be booked during Open Access.
Open Access times are available for all students from MSD, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Tools are only able to be booked out during Open Access.
For more information about the Safety Training and Inductions for the Robotics Lab head to the Access page.
How to Get Started
Complete the required Safety Inductions as detailed in the Access section.
Book a Consultation
Book a Consultation with Robotics Lab staff to discuss your project and the custom end effector.
Create your custom end effector.
Book time with an appropriate robot to test and use your custom end effector
All costs for custom end effectors will be incurred by you.