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Use AM to optimize design, reduce weight, improve performance and select the most adequate materials and AM technologies for hybrid production of parts


The product Idea covers New Additive Manufacturable Components for hydraulic hand tools to be incorporated in the latest generation of innovative self-managed electronic-hydraulic tools developed by ALKAR. This project has been development already at a first step, NAMAC I (OC2). In NAMAC I, ALKAR has already innovated by additively designing and manufacturing two components fortwo of its hydraulic tool models by SLM technology.


The challenge:

  • Reduce weight and improve performance.
  • Provide one model with electrical insulation.
  • Ensure that the design is global, light, functional, aesthetic and that all components are also designed to be recycled or reused.