Customer´s glue gun had a single, expensive nozzle made of stainless steel. The part is small and machined geometry is complex. Customer wanted the nozzle to be redesigned.
Enmac redesigned the nozzle to be manufactured by additive manufacturing / SLM. The top design priorities were nozzle surface quality and small manufacturing cost. Minimizing post-processing and maximizing manufacturing accuracy was considered in design.
Depending on the production volume, the manufacturing cost of additively manufactured nozzle was reduced by 63-77%. Additively manufactured SLM nozzle is compatible as a spare part.