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Case study with the 3D printer HP Multi Jet Fusion

12/03/19

HP Heli Racing Manifold Part Render

Customer challenge

The Heli Racing car, a BMW 120d, incorporated a manifold made with two injection Molded half-parts of PA6 material glued together. This manifold was a industrialized part from BMW that did not meet the requirements for racing purposes. The manifold would burst during the race because the glue joint between the two half-parts was not strong enough to resist pressure and thermal conditions.

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Customer Solution

  • Using 3D scanning methods and reverse engineering, the manifold has been replicated digitally, and improved with some technical adjustments.
  • The manifold was 3D printed in just one part to prevent problems with glue sealings.
  • The 3D printed manifold performed very well during the race, where it withstood a pressure of 3 bar and temperatures of up to 80°C.
  • Thanks to this sucess, the team is considering improvements to up to five more parts of the car usinf 3D printing with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
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