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Corrosion Conquered: 3D-printed propeller provides solution

What does a 3D-printed propeller has to do with fries?

In the realm of culinary delights, the journey of the humble potato from its raw form to becoming a crispy, golden fry is nothing short of fascinating. Among the lesser-known steps in this journey is the process of pickling potatoes before they undergo the transformation into fries. Let’s delve into this process, highlighting a recent project where innovation met tradition by transforming corroded stainless steel propellers with it’s 3D-printed variant.

Food processing application

Belgium
  • 3D-printed propeller
  • 3D-printed propeller
Steel and Polymer

Challenge

Traditional stainless steel propellers used in pickling processes were prone to corrosion, leading to maintenance concerns and frequent replacements.

Solution

Leveraging 3D printing technology, a project aimed to transform the stainless steel propellers into lightweight, resilient counterparts using design for Additive manufacturing (DFAM).

Results

The 3D-printed propellers, crafted from a meticulous 3D scan of the original, offered superior agitation, extended operational lifespan, and reduced maintenance overheads, exemplifying the marriage of tradition and innovation in culinary processes.

 

(Left: Corroded steel variant. Right: 3D-printed polymer propeller)

Design for additive manufacturing
Approach

Our approach

At the core of our approach to every project is a deep commitment to understanding and fulfilling our customers’ unique needs. We believe that the key to delivering exceptional solutions for any project we undertake, lies in close collaboration with our clients. By engaging in a partnership that emphasizes open communication and shared goals, we ensure that each solution is tailor-made to fit the specific requirements and aspirations of those we serve.

Our team leverages cutting-edge 3D printing technology, generative design, and innovative lattice structures to create customized, efficient, and high-quality outcomes. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and success.

This customer-centric and collaborative approach is not just a part of our process; it’s the foundation of everything we do, ensuring that we consistently deliver solutions that exceed expectations.

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