Design improvements – for example in the support design – for the first brake caliper prototype resulted in a substantial weight reduction.
3D printing enabled the re-design and series production of the injection nozzles, which were originally very complex, made of cast iron and consisted of several individual parts.
To ensure spare parts supply, an analysis was carried out on process planning up to production readiness. In addition, a component concept was developed and implemented.
The use of Additive Manufacturing allows the production of customized coolant lubricant nozzles. Cost and weight savings were achieved with a production-ready design.
The wheel suspension was optimized for 3D printing and the material titanium. This resulted in better incoming flow as well as weight and cost savings.
The prototype of the deep-sea sensor mounting was analyzed, evaluated and adapted to the printing process. This resulted in lower costs and shorter delivery times.
With the re-design for 3D printing, the coolant nozzle is now manufactured in a single process, which also minimizes installation work.