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