Function integration through additive production

In addition to well-known advantages in lightweight construction, additive manufacturing has great potential for function / component integration. In addition to reducing the number of individual parts and fewer assembly steps, the advantages here are also lower logistics costs for parts management.

The example shows a locking mechanism for a device slot with two locking positions of a knee lever. The original locking device consists of 11 components for the assembly with 10 assembly steps. Within the scope of a feasibility study, this could be reduced to 3 components with 2 assembly steps by consistent use of additive manufacturing (metal 1.4404).

 

Your contact person for this showcase:

Prof. Dr. Carsten Haack

Hochschule Luzern Technik & Architektur

Phone
+41 041-3493217

E-mail
carsten.haack@hslu.ch

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