Nissan Australia Replaces Engine Component With SPEE3D Metal 3D Printing Technology


Nissan Australia uses SPEE3D Metal 3D printing technology to fabricate vehicle components and avoid delivery bottlenecks for older parts.

The car company’s operations in Spain recently revealed their use of desktop fusion deposition modeling technology for jigs and fixture components, but its team in Australia has successfully deployed SPEE3D’s LightSPEE3D metal platform. to replace a broken engine component.

Working together, Nissan Australia and SPEE3D have successfully replaced a damaged water pump with a printed 6061 aluminum part. The water pump is a complex component with internal flow channels that help cool the room but are difficult to remove. repair or recreate quickly. with conventional manufacturing methods.

By combining 3D scanning technology with SPEE3D’s metal 3D printing offer, the partners were able to create a 3D model of the water pump before additively manufacturing the part on the LightSPEE3D printer. The component was printed in 40 minutes at a cost of € 37.12 and a weight of 580 grams. It has been validated and successfully tested to meet Nissan’s requirements, and has proven the ability of metal 3D printing technology to process obsolete or hard-to-find automotive components quickly and cost effectively.

“SPEE3D’s technology has given us a viable solution to a real challenge facing our business, avoiding delivery bottlenecks for older components,” commented Alisha Gray, Nissan Australia. “Metal 3D printing is no longer just the domain of scientific laboratories. We are seeing a very positive change in the way we can manufacture in the future. “

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