Roboze has started the construction of a cutting-edge laboratory dedicated to the development of future super materials. The new 2000m² facility, located in Bari, Italy, will aim to accelerate the transition to sustainable manufacturing and will add to the other already consolidated two offices of the company in the same territory – covering an area of over 5000m², completely dedicated to the development and engineering of the entire Roboze technological ecosystem (3D printers, software, and materials science).
In line with the global pressure for humanity to reduce our use of, and our reliance on, fossil fuels – Roboze has previously demonstrated its attention and commitment to the research and development of solutions that can reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing, without sacrificing performance.
Roboze Distributed Manufacturing, in which specialized 3D printing centers with Roboze systems, distributed all over the world, produces parts wherever and whenever needed, reduces transport and waste, and enables the recovery of processing waste and disused parts to be reused.
Roboze strengthens its commitment to the development of sustainable technology with the opening of the company’s new facility that will host new materials science, chemistry, and nanotechnology laboratories – the goal of which is to rapidly advance in the development of alternative materials to petroleum-based super polymers by favoring the use of bio-based reinforcing matrices and fibers. The challenge lies in finding new materials and technologies that can, on the one hand, reduce the generation of carbon dioxide (responsible for the greenhouse effect), and on the other hand achieve the properties of the super polymers, that are currently available, in the replacement of metal parts.
“Roboze is committed every day to developing the future super materials that will combine eco-sustainability with cutting-edge performance, with the aim of accelerating the transition to sustainable manufacturing,” said Alessio Lorusso, Founder, and CEO of Roboze.
With the lab’s launch, Roboze has committed to opening new positions in the engineering and scientific fields, which will see 40 specialists hired over the next 18 months.
“We have a formidable team of scientists and engineers. We constantly question the status quo of what is thought feasible and what seems futuristic, giving a precise date to this second category. Our new laboratories will allow us to rapidly speed up all developments and will give us much more opportunities to invent what no one thought possible. Our challenge in Roboze is to create 3D printing technology and super materials for a paradigm shift in today’s production model, producing high-performance parts in a sustainable way, just in time and on-demand, eliminating dependence on metals and oil,” concluded Alessio Lorusso.