Housing for an adaptronic control system

Beam melting is also applied for small series production of complex machine components. This example shows a housing part for an adaptronic control system. The difficulty of this component is the low wall thickness of only 0,3 mm in between the cavities for the adaptronic components. The realization of these cavities with the low wall thickness is very difficult although possible with means of conventional manufacturing technologies such as milling or spark erosion. In this project a small series production of four components has been realized. Benchmarks to other manufacturing technologies have shown that besides the enormous saving of time also an economic advantage have been achieved.

Material: tool steel 1.2709