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Maximum capacity build job for radiator

Automotive TruPrint Stainless steel Additive manufacturing

The motor heat sink, which is manufactured by TRUMPF as a batch component for a laser cutting machine, has been completely reconfigured in AM design with integrated cooling channels, which increases the cooling capacity. The heatsink is now a single component rather than a full 10-piece assembly, thus profitability is increased. The new design also opens up further optimizations and economic advantages, which are reflected in the reduced assembly effort and lower manufacturing costs.

Produced on the TruPrint 5000 with 500 °C preheating, a reproducible part quality is achieved over the entire build plate and build height. The intelligent support structure between the parts ensures easy and safe part separation. By stacking the components, the machine handling time can be reduced by 85% per part.

Stacking the components on top of each other utilizes the entire build volume, and 329 parts can be printed with one build job.

A fully equipped 300 mm diameter build plate contains 47 motor heatsinks. Accompanying samples are printed for quality control in batch production. These result in a relative density of 99.8% and a tensile strength of 700 MPa.

Additive manufacturing has not only reduced production costs but also significantly simplified assembly due to an integrated flexure joint.

Cost reduction
Reduction of operator costs

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Facts & figures about the example part

Fully equipped build plate

Parts: 47

Production time:  32 h

Setup costs per part: 100%


Stacked build job

Parts: 7 layers, each with 47 pieces = 329 pieces

Production time: 90 h with the TruPrint 3000 with two lasers

Setup costs per part: 15%

Created by: TRUMPF

By stacking seven parts on top of each other, seven times the number of parts can be produced in just one build job. Production time is also reduced by 48% by using two lasers instead of just one.

Max Boulter

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TruPrint 5000
TruPrint 5000

The highly productive, semi-automated 3D printing system TruPrint 5000 prepares you for industrial batch production –  with features such as optional 500 °C preheating and the full-field multilaser equipment with three 500 watt TRUMPF lasers.  Thanks to the preform option, the TruPrint 5000 supports hybrid component production. For this purpose, the component structures to be additively manufactured are applied to a blank.

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