One of our customer is manufacturing robotics end effectors and they always have custom design for their customers needs.
Custom manufacturing of these end effectors is time consuming process and that is reason it has higher lead time. Apart from that, design for manufacturing will make this end effectors bulky & heavy which may be one of the constraints for many robotic application.
Using Additive manufacturing technology, we can significantly reduce lead time and be creative in our design ideas. You can choose from choose the best design from the unlimited design iterations and try out that design physically instantly with the use of 3D printing.