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Introduction to 3D printed hydraulic components

This lecture discusses the differences between traditional manufacturing and additive manufacturing in the case of hydraulic components.

The purpose of a manifold is to provide fluid connections from one to another of different hydraulic circuits. Conventional manufacturing of a three-dimensional manifold requires cutting and drilling and therefore is typically inefficient and costly. AM allows creation of custom designs that would not be possible with traditional manufacturing methods, reducing wasted material and improving efficiency.

Discussion

In your opinion, what is the main advantage of AM in the case of hydraulic components? You can find more case examples in “downloads”. Please share your thoughts in comments section.

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