Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Final Aim uses 3D printing to develop last-mile autonomous delivery robots

A 3D printer-manufacturing company Ultimaker announced that Final Aim, a hands-on technology firm in Japan, utilized the Ultimaker S3 to rapidly design the first autonomous delivery robot in use for Singapore. Final Aim has collaborated with the robotics start-up OTSAW Digital, develop the robot Camello to tackle inefficiency issues that Singapore faces in the last mile of the logistics chain.

Brulé, an official sales partner of Ultimaker in Japan, served as a trusted knowledge and support partner for the teams to make this happen.

Camello robots work with large industrial companies such as NTUC FairPrice and DHL to provide parcel and grocery delivery services in Singapore. Camello is user-friendly, featuring an ergonomic cargo space and sleek design – optimal for Singapore’s urban environment. It can carry a maximum load of 20 kg and make several deliveries on the same day.

3D printing enabled us to bring our numerous ideas to life. The Ultimaker S3 is very easy to handle, which gave me extra time to work on new designs while printing. Compared to other common prototyping methods, we found 3D printing to be much more efficient for prototyping,” said Yasuhide “Yasu” Yokoi, co-founder of design and technology firm Final Aim, Inc.

For the Camello to be successful, its design had to be intuitive and accessible from the start. Thanks to 3D printing, stakeholders can see and touch physical products, enabling quick and streamlined decision-making while deepening their understanding of Camello’s concept and design.

It has been truly magical to witness the teamwork between Final Aim Inc, OTSAW, and our partner Brulé to bring this robot to life,” said William Lee, Channel Director at Ultimaker. “This solution contributes to an improved logistic ecosystem for smooth and efficient delivery to customers while increasing profit margins for those businesses that use it. I am proud that our Ultimaker S3 contributed to the realization of this ambitious project.