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For more than 40 years, La Précision has been supplying components for complete hydraulic systems. In this case, we present to you the approach taken by our metal additive manufacturing experts to redesign a component, while maintaining its functionality and meeting aeronautical quality requirements.
Complex machining: through traditional machining, respect for the total tolerance chain is difficult to obtain on the complete assembly. The tightness of the assembly is a critical requirement for the customer.
Management of the value chain: in the classic configuration, several part references and their supply chains have to be managed.
Weight gain: this is a particularly sought-after objective in aeronautics.
By redesigning the model via additive manufacturing, our R&D teams redefined the geometric boundaries of the part, while respecting the initial main function. These parts are produced in batches and the machining is carried out directly on the plate before cutting the plate.
The metal additive manufacturing is only one step in the manufacturing process. It is also necessary to think post-process: identify operations, quantify costs from the design stage, without being afraid of completely overhauling the production range.