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Strong and light hydraulic valve with minimal risk of leakage. To save time, VTT enhanced the topologically optimized valve in STL in Materialise 3-matic, positioned the part, created support structures in data preparation software Materialise Magics, and sent the file directly to the SLM metal printing machine.
- Weight reduction by 76% compared with the original part (2.5kg)
- Cost effective for bionic design produced in small series
- Less risk of leakage since auxiliary drillings are no longer needed
- Improved flow thanks to smooth transitions between the internal channels
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