Our client, CFL (National Association of Luxembourg Railways) wanted to replace the broken cabinet locks of their locomotives.
These locks were not in production anymore. We redesigned the lock and with the advantages of 3D printing technology and more specific SLM (selective laser melting) of aluminium powder, we managed to redesign and produce a small series of the cabinet lock.
Without the advantages of 3D printing, CFL would have been forced to replace the entire cabinet, which means they would have spent more time and money to get the same result.
To celebrate the Grand Duke’s
Official Birthday we did some amazing X-models for the Ministry of Foreign and
European Affairs. Known from the new signature and slogan of Luxembourg
“Let’s make it happen“.
Nylon PA12 (MJF)
with its excellent mechanical properties and detailed surface resolution, is exceptionally
versatile and the ideal material for a wide range of applications.
material has a high impact resistance, due to different geometries it can
either be flexible or rigid. The printing technology gives you extensive
freedom of design.
By using HP
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology, your parts have a higher density, lower
porosity and are watertight compared to parts produced with Selective Laser
Sintering (SLS). Furthermore the part have homogeneous (isotropic) mechanical
The 3D print process begins by laying down a thin layer (0,08 mm) of nylon powder on a build platform. Next a print head passes the surface while jetting a fusing agent, where the powder should fuse. Also a detailing agent is applied at the boundaries of the parts to produce sharp and smooth edges. In order to fuse the selected areas, fusing lamps pass the surface. The build platform moves down and the next thin layer is being applied.