In this case study you will see how a quad mudguard support was realized with the employment of a soluble spindle. The requirement was to create a support for the front mudguard respecting short lead time and a high performance level.
- Realize a light and functional support for the front mudguard
- Assure high mechanical resistance
- Respect short delivery time
- Possibility to realize design without shape limits
STEP 1: Design
The implementation process is developed with the reverse engineering of the components adjacent to the support and following design of the spindle through a CAD 3D NX SIEMENS software.
CAD design of the front mudguard support
STEP 2:Soluble spindle production and carbon lamination
The spindle was realized through FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology using a component resistant to high temperature and pressures typical of the autoclave lamination process.
Once trimmed, the spindle was laminated in autoclave.
Left: soluble spindle Right: laminated detail.
STEP 3: Soluble spindle melting
In the final phase the laminated mudguard support is dipped in a high-level ph water solution that melt the spindle and rapidly remove every residue of the FDM printed part.
STEP 4: Aesthetic finishing
The mudguard support was refined and varnished for direct usage.
Finished part installed on the quad.
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