Sponsorship: Vosschemie Benelux

You may have a fast, smart and powerful robot. But none of this makes sense if your robot doesn’t have good grip on the arena. For this purpose many sumo robot builders cast custom rubber wheels or buy special wheels from the internet.

We wanted to make our own custom wheels and for this we teamed up with Vosschemie Benelux.

Vosschemie was already a sponsor for our previous robot, the wheels of the previous robot didn’t had any slip and they were even able to stall the motor.
Because they offered so much grip we adhere to the silicone of Vosschemie Benelux.

The wheel making process for the wheels from the previous robot.

Today I went to Vosschemie Benelux in Lier to pick up the new sponsorship. We even got some green pigment to color the wheels.

Thank you very much Vosschemie Benelux for willing to be our sponsor again!!

Shapeoko: Sponsorship

Shapeoko is by far our biggest sponsor. What they provided is unreal. They send us a Shapeoko 3 XL, this is a makers dream coming true. It is a “Desktop” CNC router which can cut wood, plastic and even some metals. This machine and sponsorship are incredible.

For more information about machine, please check their site: https://carbide3d.com/shapeoko/

Innofill3D: Sponsorship

For our robot we’ll need to print a lot of prototypes to get things right the way we want for this we teamed up with Innofil3d and they and they send us 3 rolls of their ASA Natural filament. So now we’ll have enough filament to to prototype as much as we want and be able to print as much as possible of our 3d printed frame.

Be sure to check out their products: https://www.innofil3d.com/

BuildTak: Sponsorship

When you print exotic filaments the bed adhesion should be perfect otherwise you’ll risk that your prints start to warp. BuildTak is very popular for just this they provided us one of their BuildTak flexplate systems. So now we should be able to print these exotic filaments without any worries.
Thank you BuildTak for saving our prints from warping!

Make sure to check out their website: https://www.buildtak.eu

The Olsson Ruby: sponsorship

As we got these great exotic filaments from our sponsor E3D we need a nozzle to print them. Because these filaments contain small carbon fiber particles which are abrasive to the 3D printing nozzle. To protect our nozzle from wearing out we contacted the people of the The Olsson Ruby nozzle, they were happy to provide us one of there high end nozzles so we could now print exotic filaments for our robot. Thank you Olsson Ruby for teaming up with us!

Make sure to check out their products at: http://olssonruby.com/

E3D: sponsorship

For our robot we’ll need some kind of reduction gears or pulleys that we’ll 3D print. These 3D printed parts will need to handle a lot of mechanical stress and be able to withstand higher temperatures. For these requirements E3D sells a few “exotic” filaments with carbon fiber mixed in which should be able to withstand the higher temperatures and mechanical stress. E3D wanted to support us for our competition by sending us 2 different rolls of carbon filament. One of them is COLORFABB_XT-CF20 and the other one is PA_CF low warp also from colorfabb. Thank you E3D to support us!

Make sure to check out their site: https://e3d-online.com/