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[VIDEO] 3D Printer Makes Machine End-Use Parts

May 20, 2020
 Loop Pro 3D printer to produce end-use parts of its construction vehicles. 

Hidromek, a manufacturer of construction machinery based in Turkey, is using the Loop Pro 3D printer to produce end-use parts of its construction vehicles. 

Seeking to reduce its downtimes and associate costs, Hidromek opted to leverage 3D printing in its vehicle manufacturing processes to help reduce the time and costs of traditional production methods. Using the FFF 3D printer Loop Pro, Hidromek was able to fabricate fully functional parts without the need for substantial post-processing. The decrease in time reduced the costs of implementing each end-use part into the vehicles. 

Loop 3D is a 3D printer brand established by Turkish 3D printer manufacturer Teknodizayn. The first beta model was produced in 2017, and the final iteration was premiered during the Formnext 2019 trade fair in Frankfurt.

Hidromek initially began manufacturing attachments for agricultural tractors. In the following years, the company began making heavy construction machinery as well. Since then, its product range in this field has expanded. 

Their machines now include backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, and soil compactors.

Source: 3D Printing Industry 

 

The HMK 130CS Soil Compactor, with end-use 3D printed parts. Video via HİDROMEK.

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