Weight-optimized galley attachment

Successful development of a weight-optimized galley attachment for aircraft kitchens through adapted topology optimization and additive manufacturing (selective laser melting).

Showcase (real application example)

In aerospace (L&R), each gram of weight determines how much fuel an aircraft consumes and what costs are incurred by the operating company. By means of topology optimization and additive manufacturing, the weights of aerospace components can be reduced, which was not possible with conventional manufacturing technologies in the past.

 

The example of a weight optimization of a galley attachement shows what is possible with coordinated topology optimization and additive manufacturing, in this case selective laser melting. The implementation of this optimization process shows that the component can be reduced to approximately 18% of its original weight.



Service groups

Engineering, product development, data generation
    Component design

Application

Aerospace

Customer

Suppliers to the aerospace industry

Industry

Aerospace

Major benefits achieved

Weight reduction

Used technologies

3D printing
Laser Melting

Used materials

Metal / Titan / titanium / Ti Al6V4

Field of innovation

Better products

Gallery

Provider who helped realising this showcase

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung

Innovationsmanagement, Produktentwicklung, 3D Experience, Additive Fertigung (SLM etc.), Weiterbildung Additive Fertigung

Your contact person at ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung

Get in contact with:

Dr. Andreas Kirchheim
Head of Research and development
Field of competence: Additive Fertigung, Advanced Production Technol.

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