Australian Collision Giant Invests in 3-D Parts Printing Project
August 31, 2018—Australia’s largest automotive collision repair network, AMA / Gemini Group, is the latest industry partner to join collaborative Swinburne research project, Repair Bot, reported Swinburne University of Technology News.
AMA / Gemini Group joins the $1.2 million project that is making use of 3-D printing technologies and robotics in same-day car repairs, according to the report.
The Repair Bot project aims 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.
Swinburne, along with its industry partners, will develop appropriate technologies to digitize and analyse large plastic car parts and generate an automatic fix. They will use 3-D scanning, robotics and additive manufacturing to make this happen.