Honeycomb Roll

This honeycomb roll was developed and produced as part of a student project; the model is used in the production of honeycomb plates.

Fun fact: the honeycomb’s shape and orientation determine whether a worker or a queen bee will grow from it.

  • Printing technique: LPBF
  • Material: Stainless steel 316L (1.4404)
  • Size: ± 180 x 180 x 400mm
  • Post-processing: Shine

The reasons to switch to 3D metal printing:

  • High investment costs in tools
  • Long lead time
  • Long production time
  • Poor performance
  • Advantages of 3D metal printing:
    • -80% number of parts
    • +50% stronger
    In practice:
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