3DPRINTUK are very proud to be chosen as an SLS supplier for Kongsberg Maritime. Based in Norway, Kongsberg is an impressive, international technology group working within Maritime, Defence & Aerospace and Digital sectors.
Kongsberg are at the forefront of pushing technology in extreme conditions so it comes as no surprise that additive manufacture has its role in their design process.
This part is a multi-functional product chassis, not just a simple bracket to join two things together. It has nifty features and clever functionality that we would not get from a similar metal or injection moulded plastic part.
By deciding to 3D print this pivotal part in a new design right from the word go, we were able to shrink the size, while integrating features and functionality that are simply not available through other manufacturing methods.
The finished product is a scientific subsea instrument for underwater positioning and mapping.
Senior Subsea Design Engineer, Kongsberg Maritime, Norway
Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.
Kongsberg Maritime delivers products and systems for positioning, navigation, automation and handling systems to merchant vessels and offshore installations, as well as products and systems for seabed surveying and monitoring, and for fishing vessels and fisheries research. KM is a market leader in these areas.
This picture shows a nest of parts made by KM and is a excellent example of how nesting parts can save you money on part costs.
Using our xyz pricing structure it can be far more cost effective to nest multiple parts together in the smallest possible area. All the empty space surrounding your part that is not being used can be filled with other parts and printed at no extra cost.
SLS allows you to brand your parts and add custom part numbers; and even more beneficially to a project like this you can combine multiple functions into one body.
|CAD Design:||Provided by Kongsberg|
|Dimensions(mm):||Finished item made up of a number of parts|