Motorsport / Automotive
The challenge is to improve both the performance of the primary manifolds and the collector. In addition to streamlining the different gas flows into the exhaust to limit pressure losses, we must adjust the lengths and bending radii of each of the primary manifolds.
The complete development of an orbital launcher engine is a long and complex process requiring several iterations of design, manufacturing, and static firing tests. With the field of the micro and mini launchers becoming such a competitive environment, rapid iteration is both a technological and commercial necessity.
A large proportion of the world’s plastic products are now made using injection molding technology. However, the manufacture of molds can be extremely expensive, and time-consuming, and requires the use of several processes including machining. Fortunately, it is now possible to produce molds using metal 3D printing.
Traditionally, this system is composed of several welded and assembled parts, which is a long and delicate industrial phase to complete. The objective of this study is to explore the numerous advantages and limitations of metal additive manufacturing in the realization of waveguide-based cavity filters.