• Machine: SLM®500 Quad
• Material: AlSi10Mg
• Layer Thickness: 60µm
• Build Time: 2d 7h 23m (Maximized Build Chamber, 1 Unit)
Hirschvogel Tech Solutions based the automotive steering knuckle development on an integrated approach taking the entire additive manufacturing process chain into account. This part combines a high level of development expertise in lightweighting, as well as in the application of designs based on bionics, achieving a 40% weight saving in the neck area compared to the conventional forged part. Production requires few support structures leading to reduced post-processing effort.