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Additive manufacturing boosts efficiency of heat transfer components

Reimund Neugebauer (Fraunhofer‐Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany)
Bernhard Müller (Fraunhofer‐Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany)
Mathias Gebauer (Fraunhofer‐Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany)
Thomas Töppel (Fraunhofer‐Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany)

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 27 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to show the innovative approach of manufacturing filigree and highly complex components by means of laser beam melting.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes the unique geometric freedom of the laser beam melting technology and its possibility of quick, tool‐less production of complex components allow the manufacturing of functionally superior components in a short time.

Findings

Principally concludes the following: additive manufacturing proved to give superior properties to the component compared to conventional manufacturing methods.

Originality/value

This study provides context for the development and manufacturing of an individual heat‐transfer component for an electric‐driven formula race car.

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Citation

Neugebauer, R., Müller, B., Gebauer, M. and Töppel, T. (2011), "Additive manufacturing boosts efficiency of heat transfer components", Assembly Automation, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 344-347. https://doi.org/10.1108/01445151111172925

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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