Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. has been on a mission to see that their eponymous material finds its way to a proprietary 3D printer capable of taking its performance to the max. In their quest to find a 3D printing manufacturer capable of producing the superior equipment they’ve been seeking to showcase their graphene materials, as well as combine electronic components with 3D printing, Graphene has chosen ZeGo Robotics LLC.
Based in Pittsburgh, ZeGo is heavily invested in and committed to the DIY robotics market. Their popular ZeGo multifunctional delta robot is shipped to customers for assembly of hardware, electronics, tools, and software. The robot features multiple attachments and applications. They also offer numerous online workshops for their users.
Now, their task will be in creating a ‘proof-of-concept’ 3D printer for Graphene 3D Lab which revolves around the use of their conductive graphene material, as well as other graphene-enhanced materials. With three months to deliver, the team at ZeGo will be putting their considerable talents and expertise into creating a high-performance piece of equipment — having knocked Boots Industries out of the running as not only the company about to be bought out (that’s no longer in the works) by Graphene 3D Lab, but also as the team chosen for the job of creating a prototype 3D printer.
All eyes will be on ZeGo to see what they produce in the next several months as Graphene 3D Lab retains intellectual property rights to the 3D printers as well as royalty-free rights to whatever innovations ZeGo imbues the upcoming 3D printers with.
“This is an exciting opportunity for ZeGo Robotics to collaborate with Graphene 3D Lab’s research and development arm; the project will combine our expertise in the development of 3D printers with their expertise in specialty printing materials to develop a groundbreaking new product,” said Daniel Goncharov, owner of ZeGo Robotics.
Based in New York, Graphene 3D Lab is famous for their graphene nanocomposites and other materials being used for industrial 3D printing purposes. Touted as a ‘wonder material,’ graphene offers not only great strength but also bears a list of extraordinary qualities such as conductivity, flexibility, and transparency. Due to its conductivity, the graphene material is extremely useful in the 3D printing not only of entire structures, but those containing electronics as well.
“Graphene 3D Lab believes the development of a 3D printer uniquely designed to capitalize on our functional filaments is core to achieving our goal of developing a dynamic ecosystem to allow the 3D printing of operational devices. ZeGo Robotics is an exciting and innovative company and we look forward to working with their team,” said Graphene 3D Lab CEO, Daniel Stolyarov.
After its discovery in 2004 and subsequent Nobel prizes in physics for Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, graphene material has gone swiftly from a study in research to that of industrial applications where the graphene crystals are separated into sheets for use. Graphene 3D Lab currently has three patents pending for their products.
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