Optimized rack block

Challenge:

A cornerblock in rack chassis has complex geometry and there are several machined corner blocks in the device. Corner blocks manufactured by machining have a long delivery time that do not fit the schedule of the project.

Solution:

Enmac applied topology optimization to the load bearing corner block and designed the block to be manufactured by additive manufacturing / SLM (Selective Laser Melting). Necessary post-processing was considered in design to minimize manufacturing cost and delivery time.

Result:

By utilizing topology optimization a cost-effective corner block was manufactured quickly. Corner block weighs 55% less and delivery time is 70% shorter.

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