Etteplan’s Additive Manufacturing Design Case for Optimized Production

Etteplan was asked to redesign the 2-to-1 dust extraction channel for a customer’s robotic sander for additive manufacturing. The existing traditionally manufactured component suffered from high costs, was not aesthetically pleasing, had a long logistics chain, and too large of a footprint which caused problems in the assembly line. The customer hoped for a new solution that would be optimized for production by LPBF in aluminum or another metal, and would also be significantly lighter than the original, produced at lower cost, and have improved airflow characteristics. Read more about the case here.