A router end-effector has been designed with the hope to soon be utilizing the KUKA’s six axes for milling. This low budget router end-effector is assembled out of one $30 hand router from Harbor Freight Tools and a custom holder to be 3D printed in two pieces with our Form 1 printer. When finished, the router will be secured to the mounting assembly. This end-effector, although relatively crude, is a mean to understanding the KUKA’s capabilities for 6-axis milling and a temporary solution until a more refined end-effector can be produced.
Watch for more updates on the router end-effector in the future.