BENEFITS OF THE KRAKEN MACHINE
The KRAKEN machine is an affordable solution with a lower price than current equipment and solutions for the production of final parts for the production of large customized functional parts.
KRAKEN is an EU funded project that created an automated, robotic machine for hybrid multi-material manufacturing combining both subtractive and novel additive technologies. Capable of producing parts of up to 20-metrelong with a 0.1mm precision, the KRAKEN machine has automatically interchangeable additive and subtractive heads, the capacity to achieve high quality and accurate results including internal and difficult-to-reach areas, and effective control over thermal stress and deformation.
EXCELENCE IN PRODUCTION
New CAM algorithms for hybrid manufacturing, including planar horizontal layer additive strategies and new direct 3D freeform approaches.
The new system has an intuitive and simple user interface and allows for the generation, automation and simulation of manufacturing tasks.
A closed-loop control of robot motion and end-effector position and orientation (6DoF) in realtime based on absolute laser tracking.
The position of the head is monitored and controlled with a frequency of 1000 Hz with an accuracy of 0.01 millimetres over 20-metre parts.
Quality Monitoring systems
A laser tracker-based scanner allows for inprocess geometry validation of semi-finished and finished parts.
Early failure detection and correction, leading to significant reductions in operator and machine time, material waste and total effort spent to print different components and products.