Dixon Valve 3D prints Kevlar-reinforced grippers for an industrial robot that transfers fittings between machining centers. Kevlar's toughness combined with its low density make for lightweight jaws that can withstand repeated clampings.
Kevlar is a synthetic fiber developed and produced by DuPont. Know for its light weight and toughness, it is traditionally used in products such as tires, sails, rope, and protective equipment. Kevlar is an excellent material for 3D printing.
How strong is Kevlar?
For a complete explanation of the material properties of 3D printed Kevlar, check out our composites data sheet.
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