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Urebond-Robotics

Royal Assault 375 of Philadelphia made a unique discovery. Their use of Smooth-On rubbers and adhesives led to a breakthrough in their robotics cause–and a breakthrough in the industry.
 A Competitive Edge - One design element that sets the “Royal Assault Robot” apart from other robot designs is the “Jester Drive” multi directional drive system.  This remarkable wheel configuration allows the robot to steer in all directions, pivot on it’

1 - A Competitive Edge - One design element that sets the “Royal Assault Robot” apart from other robot designs is the “Jester Drive” multi directional drive system. This remarkable wheel configuration allows the robot to steer in all directions, pivot on it’
 Royal Assault 357 overturns a competitor and then fights to claim its  place on the winner’s platform (right) to claim victory. Designers credit Smooth-On’s rubber with giving the robot the traction needed to overturn other robots.

2 - Royal Assault 357 overturns a competitor and then fights to claim its place on the winner’s platform (right) to claim victory. Designers credit Smooth-On’s rubber with giving the robot the traction needed to overturn other robots.
 The initital bond failed (pictured), but new Ure-Bond 3 saved the day.

3 - The initital bond failed (pictured), but new Ure-Bond 3 saved the day.
 Molds of the original SLA models made using Mold Max 30.  Wax is then cast into the molds and are then sent to a foundry to be cast into aluminium (lost wax process).

4 - Molds of the original SLA models made using Mold Max 30. Wax is then cast into the molds and are then sent to a foundry to be cast into aluminium (lost wax process).
 Mold Max 30 rubber molds are used to first cast PMC-790 around a metal/nylon ring core (right side of mold).  After the 790 cures, the pieces are placed in the mold at left and VytaFlex 20 is poured.

5 - Mold Max 30 rubber molds are used to first cast PMC-790 around a metal/nylon ring core (right side of mold). After the 790 cures, the pieces are placed in the mold at left and VytaFlex 20 is poured.
 Once the problem is solved, the finihsed wheel castiings are assembled around the hub.

6 - Once the problem is solved, the finihsed wheel castiings are assembled around the hub.
 The finished wheels!

7 - The finished wheels!
 The wheel chair which was the goal of the finished wheel.

8 - The wheel chair which was the goal of the finished wheel.

                   
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