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Brake caliper

Leisure industry TruPrint Aluminum Additive manufacturing

The hydraulic brake caliper for a mountain bike disc brake system is very commonly used in the descent-based mountain bike sector, such as Enduro and Downhill. Additive manufacturing makes it easy to produce fine honeycomb and lattice structures. These structures increase the surface of the component considerably and act as heat sinks. This helps to efficiently dissipate the heat generated while braking and to ensure the hydraulic oil of the brake remains under the boiling point in the long-term. In addition, the internal hydraulic channels can adopt any conceivable shape and position. This means that bends, corners, and bending cooling channels can be completely eliminated. Turbulence and congested areas (such as air in the hydraulic system) become a thing of the past!

23% increase in brake caliper cooling capacity
Simplified brake ventilation thanks to fewer areas of congestion in the hydraulic system

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Facts & figures about the example part

Material: AlSi10Mg

Weight: 112.9 g

Construction duration: 91 h multilaser, 280 parts

Number of layers: 1416

Created by: TRUMPF

The optimized oil flow provides a more accurate braking sensation and harder braking point.

Christian Lengwenat

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