Budgetary issues, regulatory requirements, greater demands from consumers, and much more, leave companies in manufacturing and industry to deal with an ever-evolving and expanding list of challenges. Meanwhile, energy and resources are becoming increasingly important in terms of efficiency.
With that in mind, additive manufacturing 3D printing provides a broad spectrum of potential cost-effective and efficient sustainable advantages to companies in field sectors.
Applications for SLS 3D Printing to Provide Heat Exchangers and Housings in Electronics
Heat exchangers, housings, communication parts, drones, three-dimensional circuit boards, and inductors – the extensive array of possibilities that additive manufacturing 3D printing is capable of producing spans the entire electronics industry and beyond. Heat exchangers can be produced using high-resolution 3D printers that are outfitted for high-quality thermally conductive alloys that combine several advantageous properties, like flexibility in design, heat transport optimization, and size reduction. When developing plastic housings, SLS 3D printing technology stands out with better cost efficiency, design freedom, and functional integration potential.
Grippers and Automation Technology Through Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing for Gripping Systems
Automation is always evolving, so all kinds of production and intralogistics processes are becoming increasingly networked as a result of digitalization. Automation, robotics, and gripping systems play a major role in this advancement. With additive manufacturing 3D printing, our customers can fully integrate functionality directly into their parts to create stable and lightweight components that can reliably endure millions of work cycles. Plus, if there is any change in the transported product, the gripping system design can quickly and easily be adapted through CAD data, regardless of its complexity, reducing the time-to-market significantly.
Greater Flexibility and Efficiency with SLS 3D Printing for Tooling and Mold-Making
Producing highly-specialized tools and parts remains one of the most difficult challenges faced by the manufacturing sector. Conventional production methods can limit the possibilities of a successful production line of specialized items, while also being comparatively expensive. But a large bed 3D printer offers a uniquely flexible solution. Incredibly complex structures can be produced in a single industrial 3D printer run, cooling channels can be integrated directly into a part, material usage is conserved, and our customers benefit greatly from shorter production times. See more about how our tooling and mold-making SLS 3D printer solutions have benefitted our customers.
SLS 3D Printing for Turbomachinery Parts & Turbines Through Additive Manufacturing in the Energy Sector
Blades, fuel injectors, burners and combustion chambers, cladding, seals, and housings: when manufacturing energy sector parts, functional integration, and heat resistance are two of the factors that determine longevity and process selection. But an industrial 3D printer offers a range of opportunities that extend beyond the reach of conventional manufacturing processes, addressing those common concerns. The applications for an industrial 3D printer in this field range from turbine blades to innovative repair solutions. Learn more about how we’ve developed exciting new opportunities for our customers with turbomachinery produced by the finest in SLS 3D printing technology.