Bocar manufactures mainly new fire-fighting vehicles on various chassis types.
The use of 3DGence INDUSTRY F340 allowed verifying the vacuum manifold, which is one of the elements creating a hydraulic system of a pump compartment inside fire engines.
Pre-made of such manifold shall be an alternative to manual welding of pipes, elbows, and collects. Obtaining much greater accuracy in produced systems, and what follows, in a lower failure frequency.
Creation a life-size 3D model of the manifold using 3D printing technology.
If a company decides to buy a 3D printer, the final cost of printing a model includes only the amount of money spent on a particular material (around 25€ for kg) plus electricity costs. The price for preparing a 3D printed model is incomparably lower than producing it through the chill-moulding process.
The preparation of a new chill form can take even several months and the company has to pay for it additionally. Owning a 3D printer significantly improves the process of creating the necessary part. Creating 3D printout of fire engine’s anifold takes around 10 days.
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3D printing technology allows physical examination of every project assumption on a virtual model. 3D printed vacuum anifold was installed in a particular vehicle. The company could check its ergonomics that is, the functionality and durability of this prototype.
There may be a lot of crisis situation in the future that we can’t control. 3D printing can help you with many different applications through many materials. If you have not idea what filaments will proper for your project, you can consult it with our experts: [email protected]
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