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Complex geometry duct with advanced mechanical requirements

Customer

Aerospace

Mandate

To optimize the design of a complex part and validating the consolidation possibilities.

Goals

Initially the part was designed in a dozen sections formed and welded, which caused delays and problems of repeatability.

  • Consolidate different parts to reduce assembly and certain costs.
  • Reduce costs and the number of operators (machining of different sections, forming for other sections, other supplier for assembly …).
  • Maintain the functionality of the product.
  • Application requiring a high performance material, such as PEKK, with ESD properties.

Results

  • Optimal consolidation: Complex part of 10 sections with one-piece hardware.
  • Reduction of the number of suppliers required to one: Thanks to Solaxis’ expertise and technologies, the entire project was taken care of by our team.
  • Optimized design facilitating assembly, while respecting geometric constraints.
  • Repeatable parts: This pilot project then led to other 3D printing projects.
  • PEKK – Antero 840CN03 met high mechanical properties requirements.

Complex geometry duct with advanced mechanical requirements