Function integration through additive production
In addition to well-known advantages in lightweight construction, additive manufacturing has great potential for function / component integration. In addition to reducing the number of individual parts and fewer assembly steps, the advantages here are also lower logistics costs for parts management.
The example shows a locking mechanism for a device slot with two locking positions of a knee lever. The original locking device consists of 11 components for the assembly with 10 assembly steps. Within the scope of a feasibility study, this could be reduced to 3 components with 2 assembly steps by consistent use of additive manufacturing (metal 1.4404).
Production of parts and assemblies
Aceon AG, 6370 Stans
Services (Engineering, Consulting, Marketing, etc.)
Major benefits achieved
Functional or component integration