3D printing ceramics for small batches and shape variations
To produce fine components down to the smallest detail in highest quality has been very expensive and therefore uneconomical. Read how Steinbach AG used the LCM process to produce small series with high density and insulating properties at low cost.
Our customer was looking for a ceramic disc between a screw-in bolt and a sensor as galvanic isolation. As a suggestion he sent us a drawing.
Overhangs in the requested component required the construction of support structures. The additional geometry adaptations increased both workload and costs.
The geometry was discussed with the customer and adapted for the LCM process. The corresponding CAD model was created by us.
In contrast to the original model, a lateral taper was created, various edges were chamfered and the hole depth was increased.
Advantages of AM using LCM technology
Since the customer required only a few parts with high density and insulating properties, he opted for additive manufacturing using LCM technology. The geometric adaptations made the component 3D compliant and saved costs.
The LCM process of Steinbach AG represents a sensible and cost-saving solution when conventional manufacturing methods reach their limits and shows how small series and shape variations can be realized quickly and cost-effectively by the additive production of 3D printing ceramics.
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