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Brake caliper

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The brake caliper is a component in vehicles that is directly relevant to safety, therefore quality is an important factor. The 3D-printed part is comparable to conventionally manufactured components and even performs better in some stress tests.

Brake caliper from Continental

This brake caliper has been extensively tested and has received approval for road use. It has been designed to replicate serial castings in terms of performance and behavior.

Brake caliper from Continental

Series production of brake calipers

Approved for road use
Replicates mass-produced metal castings

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Facts & figures about the example part

Weight: 2914 g (part)

Production time:  61.4 h (2 parts)

Number of layers: 5806, ea. 60 µm

Material: AlSi10Mg

Continental's printed brake calipers can withstand more braking pressure than standard die-cast brake calipers and we have far exceeded the applicable requirements. With our measured values, we show what is possible with additive manufacturing.

Stefan Kammann
Head of Business Center Samples & Mechanical Solutions

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