Hangzhou: Traditional ways of sewing that rely on human hands or sewing machines may undergo a drastic change, as researchers in eastern China’s Zhejiang province have created a 3D sewing robotic arm.
The robotic arm can quickly scan pieces of cloth with a laser scanner, sew them together based on programmed patterns and cut threads. The whole process only takes a few minutes, reported Xinhua news agency.
According to Fu Lei, general manager of Cixing Robotics, automobile manufacturing is a highly automatic industry, but this is not the case in making automotive interiors, which relies on human workers. The 3D robotic arm could increase production efficiency without lowering the product quality.