Case Study 3
Client: Getrag Ford Transmissions
To produce 2 prototype gearbox castings machined and ready for assembly and test by the client.
Rapid cast aluminium main housing with CNC Machining
Using the clients 3D CAD data SLS models were printed of the gearbox housing. Following a comprehensive CMM (Co-ordinated Measuring Machine) check to confirm dimensions the rapid prototype models were used to make ceramic moulds from which the prototype gearboxes could be cast in aluminium.
The castings were then CNC machined from the clients 3D CAD model.
CNC machined prototype extension housing
Assembly of the rapid prototype parts ready for fitting of the internal mechanical parts