SMC is the world market leader in drive and control technology for pneumatic and electrical systems. And with good reason. Because SMC comes up with some great ideas that make for happy customers. When a customer hits a problem, the search begins for the best solution. And needless to say, it goes well beyond conventional production methods. The experts at SMC are used to thinking outside the box. That's where additive manufacturing comes in.
Multifunctional component in record time
In this way, they created a high-tech vacuum cleaner for industrial workplaces from a blow gun, an air lance, a volume flow amplifier and a nozzle. The housing with internal channels and threads was created relatively easily via 3D printing. 1zu1 advised the designers and produced the required quantities with high repeat accuracy and at a reasonable cost within just a few days. mechanical finishing and heatset impregnation ensured perfect results. SMC was equally delighted with the results.