Fully moveable KUKA KR180 industrial robot

by Domonoky, published

Fully moveable KUKA KR180 industrial robot by Domonoky Oct 25, 2010

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This is a fully moveable model of a KUKA KR180 industrial robot.
Its about 5x5cm at the base and about 20cm high if the arm is full upright.

You can find more about it at www.ifeelbeta.de


Print all parts, you need two motors.
Insert screws into the base and the linkarm.
Glue both linkarm parts together and assemble it all.

Have fun.

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This would be a nice project for dual Extrusion with black & orange :) I wished i had more time ...

Looks fantastic :-) Great attention to detail...

I was wondering, by chance, could this be modified to have small dc motors...?

Dec 14, 2012 - Modified Dec 11, 2015

I took an M3x10mm, cut off the head with a pair of pliers, and used that to connect the wrist and elbow.  That way I don't lose the full range of motion.  Here are the fixed files.  http://www.marginallyclever.com/blog/2012/12/kuka-kr180-from-thingiverse-fixed

Cool. Thanks for fixing the files. Just printed a copy in orange, which I wanted to post a on here, but "The license for this thing does not permit sharing copies." Boo... here it is on my site.



KR180 arm.stl appears to have inverted faces and does not convert to gcode with slicer 0.9.3.  I haven't checked the rest yet.

A couple of the .stl files are not manifold, or have faces with normal vectors facing the wrong way. Any chance you could put out a new set of .stl files that are manifold? I was printing most of the pieces, except for a couple, like the arm.

Yes, some parts are not really manifold. I couldnt fix them correctly, but i could print them without problems with skeinforge.


Any tips on recommended motors?

I believe he means that you need to print two of the "motor" parts (specifically KR180 motor.stl"

Yes, thats what i meant.

The model is a little bit too small for real motors, although a friend mentioned it might be possible for the first 3 axes, with very small stepper motors. But that would need a redesign.

DaveD - in reply to Guest

Oh.. I saw those but thought they were stubs for people who didn't have real motors.

Still cool! :)