Agricultural machinery manufacturer Amazone uses 3D printing from voxeljet to optimise a bogey chassis Voxeljet, Friedberg, near Augsburg, May 2017 Innovation project: The German agricultural machinery manufacturer Amazone was able to save 18 percent in weight when producing a prototype for a new bogey chassis. Because the family business from Hasbergen, near Osnabrück in Germany, were able to quickly print the sand-casting moulds and cores for the cast metal with the world’s largest industrial 3D printer for sand-casting moulds, the VX4000 – without any expensive special tools and using just a CAD file.
There is unrelenting progress in the evolution of harrows, which farmers drag along the ground with a tractor to break up the soil and prepare it for sowing seeds. Manufacturers are constantly striving to make the equipment more stable, durable and also lighter in order to, for example, adhere to the permitted axle loads when driving […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...