ThinKing April – Gripper fingers at the push of a button thanks to a digital development chain and additive manufacturing



A CAD program, online shop and additive manufacturing – the intelligent web-tool SCHUNK eGRIP offers three convenient functions in a single application. Within 15 minutes, gripper jaws can be designed, ordered and prepared for delivery within a few days thanks to an digital intercompany production network. As an added bonus, the SCHUNK eGRIP metal fingers feature an integrated lightweight design structure that reduces their weight by up to 50 percent.

The Development Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Wuerttemberg is presenting this innovation as its ThinKing for April 2017. Leichtbau BW GmbH grants this distinction every month to innovative products and services from the lightweighting sector in the German federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg to promote new technological developments in the region.