As an additional manufacturing technology, 3D printing technology has been used in manufacturing models in the past, and now it gradually realizes the direct manufacturing of products, especially in the industrial field. 3D printing technology has been applied in jewelry, footwear, industrial design, construction, automobile, aerospace, dental and medical industry, education, geographic information system, civil engineering, military and other fields.
Today, we take you to a motorcycle manufacturer in India to learn how digital SL 3D printing technology is applied to motorcycle parts manufacturing.
The main business of the motorcycle enterprise is to develop and manufacture motorcycles, engines and aftermarket products, with excellent design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. In order to remedy the shortcomings in product development and verification, after nearly seven months of full investigation, they finally chose the latest model of SL 3D printer: 3DSL-600 from Shanghai Digital Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
The company’s main application of introducing 3D printing technology is focused on R&D. Relevant person in charge said that the previous research and development of motorcycle parts in the traditional way is time-consuming and laborious, and even many samples need to be processing in other companies, if requirements can’t be met, it will be redone, a large amount of time costs will be spent in this link. Using 3D printing technology, the design model can be made in a relatively short time. Compared with traditional hand-made, 3D printing can convert 3D design drawings into objects more accurately and in shorter time. Therefore, they first tried DLP equipment, but due to the limitation of building size, design samples usually need to go through the process of digital-analog segmentation, batch printing, and later assembly, which takes a long time.
Taking the motorcycle seat model made by the company as an example:
Using the original DLP device, a motorcycle seat digital model needs to be divided into nine pieces, batch printing takes 2 days, and later assembly takes 1 day.
Since the introduction of digital SL 3D printer, the whole production process has been shortened from at least three days to less than 24 hours. While ensuring the quality of prototype products, it greatly shortens the time needed for product design and prototype development, and improves the efficiency of research and development. The person in charge said: Because of the high printing speed and sample quality of SL 3D printer from Shanghai Digital Manufacturing Co., Ltd, they have reduced their cost by nearly 50%, and saving more time and cost.
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For the material, customer chooses SZUV-W8006, which is a photosensitive resin material. Its advantage is: it is able to build accurate and high toughness components, improve dimensional stability of components, and it has excellent machinability. This has become the preferred plastic material for R&D staff.
The perfect combination of digital SL 3D printer and photosensitive resin materials enables customers to produce conceptual models with accuracy up to 0.1mm in a few hours or days, realizing real high precision, high efficiency and high quality, and improving their production efficiency at the design level in a straight line.
In the era of continuous emergence of innovative technology, “3D printing” is very popular, and has been used in many industries. Part manufacturing is the key area to promote 3D printing technology. At this stage, the application of 3D printing may be more suitable for the design, research and development stage, as well as small batch production. Today, with the popularity of AI and the possibility of everything, we believe that in the future, 3D printing material will meet the higher requirements of direct production and application t, and will be transformed into a more valuable application.
Post time: Aug-12-2019