3D printing offers machine builders freedom of design in the component construction. This allows the design of more efficient parts that are manufactured in a cost and resource efficient manner. This applies to the injection nozzle Bionic Production manufactured for the SBM Maschinen GmbH.
The original components consisted of several individual parts, had a very complex structure and were made of cast iron. The engineers re-designed the injection nozzle and focused in the engineering process on: