Hydraulic block size was to be minimized and 28 components were to be integrated in the hydraulic block manufactured in steel by additive manufacturing. The challenges of printing a big steel component and fabrication of internal channels must be accounted for.
Enmac designed orientation of the components in concept phase. Enmac specified suitable additive manufacturing methods and materials for the application. Additively manufactured hydraulic block was designed to fulfill the requirements. The structure was checked with FEA against pressure loads.
Light and compact 3D-printed hydraulic block. Manufacturing cost was minimized by means of design. In addition, a 3D-printed cover was designed and manufactured according to customer’s wishes to cover the hydraulic block for presentation purposes.