Reduction of lead-time from 10 weeks to 4
SPEEDING PRODUCTION FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS
By using our rapid metal additive manufacturing process and injection mould tool-making skills, we were able to manufacture a new core in under 4 weeks. At the same time, we reviewed the internal design of the injection mould tool insert and were able to make improvements to the cooling characteristics, by incorporating conformal cooling channels. This has resulted in both better part quality and faster cycle times.