The client needed a highly customized reflector holder for laser tracker system. The material had to be stainless steel and the reflector holder had to include pneumatic cleaning function to keep the reflector surface clean.
Enmac chose additive manufacturing / SLM as the manufacturing method after concept design and cost analysis. Part performance was improved due to ”free complexity” and manufacturing cost decreased over 80%. The number of manufactured parts decreased.
Manufacturing cost of additively manufactured concept was reduced over 80%. Optimized flow channels contributed to better performance. Compact size (weight -77%) was beneficial in assembly.