Monday, 18 Oct 2021 08:18 GMT

Hänssler hails Ultimaker S5 impact

Hänssler Group, a German specialist in sealing technology, plastics technology and additive manufacturing, has praised the impact of the Ultimaker S5 and Kimya’s ABS-ESD on its business.

The company has been using the technology to produce 300 highly accurate sealant parts annually with anti-electrostatic properties. These parts, designed to be integrated within an existing production line, provide thermal protection between two components within a machine. 

Hänssler says the optimised material printing profile, combined with the Ultimaker S5, results in parts with minimal batch-to-batch dimensional variation and untouched ESD performance.

“Besides the opportunity to create accurate and more complex parts with 3D printing, we also reported a reduction in material waste in the range of -80% and -60% in cost per part versus our traditional milling techniques,” Hänssler marketing manager Adrian Heinrich comments.

“The accessibility and reliability of 3D printing and great support of Ultimakers’ ecosystem partner Kimya, made this project just the beginning.”

Miguel Calvo, chief technology officer at Ultimaker, adds: “Ensuring high dimensional accuracy with 3D printing is key for companies that need to guarantee their customers every batch is identical and ESD safe. 

“It should not matter when, where or who print the parts. I’m proud of the close collaboration between Kimya and Ultimaker to make this happen for the Hänssler Group.”

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