According to Stratasys Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Pat Carey, “nTopology’s software for additive design is a powerful pairing with our additive manufacturing systems, so it was clear we should work together. Our analysis shows manufacturing applications are currently seeing the most growth in our industry, from $2.8 billion in 2015 to $25 billion in 2025, so we focused our first Collaboration on serving that segment. Companies want to move faster – to be able to adapt to change – and pure digital manufacturing gives them that agility.”
As explained by Swiss trainee Miro Voellmy 3D printed Mars, “Anyone with a 3D printer can build their own ExoMy, at an estimated budget of €500 or less. The source code is available on GitHub along with a step-by-step assembly guide and tutorials.
We focused on making the design as affordable and accessible as possible. It uses a Raspberry Pi computer and off-the-shelf electronic parts available online and at any hobby shop. Our hope is that school or university students will make their own ExoMy, to become familiar with robotics, and learn about the full-sized ExoMars rover, which is scheduled for launch in 2022.”