Additive Serienfertigung von Einspritzdüsen

Success story injection nozzle

Success story injection nozzle

3D printing offers machine builders freedom of design in the component construction. This allows the design of more efficient parts that are manufactured in a cost and resource efficient manner. This applies to the injection nozzles Bionic Production manufactured for the SBM Maschinen GmbH. The components consisted of several individual parts, had a very complex structure and were made of cast iron.

The engineers redesigned the injection nozzle and focused in the engineering process on:

– the integration of functions,

– the integration of several components as well as a

– a production-oriented design

After successfully testing the components in the application, SBM granted the serial production.

Due to the substitution of the manufacturing process from casting to 3D printing, 70 injection nozzles are now assembled on a building platform for a quality assured production. Overall, the costs for the components were reduced by 10 %. Bionic Production accompanied the Bavarian machine builder on the way from the prototype to additive serial production. At present, around 1,500 nozzles are produced annually.


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Additive Fertigung von Kühlmitteldüsen / Additive Manufacturing of cooling lubricant nozzles

Success story coolant lubricant nozzle

Successful engineering of a coolant lubricant nozzle for 3D printing
Function integration despite limited space

Additive Manufacturing is a disruptive technology, that enables the production of precise fitting, high-efficient and individual components. The nozzle project we’ve started in 2017 with Grindaix GmbH and TRUMPF shows the possibilities of 3d printing.

The biggest challenge in internal diameter cylindrical grinding lies in the limited space between the part and the tool for the coolant nozzle. Therefore, the lubricoolant required for the grinding is usually injected from the outside. For this purpose the Graindax experts were looking for optimization options in the 3D design of the nozzle.

We took the specifications provided by Graindaix and TRUMPF for the nozzle and created the perfect model in a step-by-step process. Prototype production allowed the team to implement every possible optimization within a reasonable timeframe and budget.

This resulted in a significant cost reduction of 51 % as well as a weight reduction of 25 %.

Follow this link for the full article on this success project.

3D printing allows engineers completely new ways in the design of products. One of the strengths is the function integration. However, this means to leave the beaten path and requires a shift in thinking. Bionic Production helps with that!

If you are looking to improve your knowledge in Additive Manufacturing, need help in the engineering process or are looking for a reliable partner in 3D printing your parts – contact us!

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