3D printing use case: Cost-effective, fast or flexible supply chain

For certain applications (e.g. small series), 3D printing is the cheaper and/or faster option than traditional manufacturing. This is the main reason, why 3D printing has been used for this application.


Showcases:

Bobbins series of 4000

In order to establish a more flexible supply chain and shorter time to market, KUK Electronic AC produces a part of its bobbin series with selective laser sintering.

Industry: Electronics
Field of application: Cost-effective, fast or flexible supply chain

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)


Window bulls eye for aircon device

plastic window insert as a flange for exhaust air hose of an aircon device

Industry: Consumer Goods
Field of application: Cost-effective, fast or flexible supply chain

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)


Gear for tram terminal station displays

With the sintered gear, the display of terminal stations within trams can be repaired. In light boxes, the gear transports the film with each terminal station name.

Industry: Industrial Manufacturing
Field of application: Cost-effective, fast or flexible supply chain

See this showcase at: AM Expo 2016 (20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland)