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[Case Study] 3D printing promotes pump and valve technology upgrades and accelerates new product development

by: Oct 20,2023 374 Views 0 Comments Posted in 3D Printing

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Summary:       With the continuous development of science and technology, 3D printing technology is gradually being used in various industries and brings huge innovation opportunities to various industries. Among them, the application of 3D printing technology in the field of pump valves has promoted the upgrade of pump valve technology and accelerated the development of new products. This article will introduce to you how 3D printing can be used to upgrade pump valves.

What is a pump valve?

Pump valve is the general term for the pump body and valves. The pump body is a machine that transports fluid or pressurizes fluid. It transfers the mechanical energy of the prime mover or other external energy to the liquid, increasing the energy of the liquid. The valve is mainly the main regulating device that limits the transmission of liquid.

First of all, the emergence of 3D printed pump and valve models has brought important technological breakthroughs to pump and valve research and development. Traditional pump and valve manufacturing requires mold production, but 3D printing technology can directly convert design drawings into physical models, greatly improving the customization and personalized design capabilities of pump valves. Pump and valve models can be quickly manufactured through 3D printing technology, which reduces the manufacturing cycle and cost, and the model can be easily modified and adjusted. This customized pump and valve model can not only meet the needs of different customers, but also quickly verify the feasibility of product design, improving product research and development efficiency.

KSB pump valve model

Secondly, the application of metal 3D printing technology optimizes the pump and valve structure and further improves the performance of the pump and valve. The traditional pump core structure is complex to manufacture, and it is difficult to achieve complex internal structures. Metal 3D printing technology can print directly on raw materials without processing and assembly, avoiding the problems of material waste and structural weakening. Through metal 3D printing technology, the internal structure of the pump core can be optimized into a more complex and refined form, improving the efficiency and performance of the pump valve. At the same time, metal 3D printing technology can also achieve small batch production. The printed products can be used directly as products, enabling product prototype verification, effectively reducing testing costs and R&D cycles, and saving R&D costs.

KSB pump valve model

In addition, precision casting resin investment technology and topology optimization also provide more innovative possibilities for pump and valve manufacturing. Traditional pump and valve manufacturing is generally completed by casting or machining, and the manufacturing process is cumbersome, resulting in limited optimization solutions. Now, through 3D printing technology, pumps and valves can be designed into more complex shapes and structures to achieve more efficient and energy-saving working methods.

KSB pump valve model

3D printing, as an important tool to assist industrial design, product development, and rapid verification, has been widely used in many industries. As 3D printing materials and processes continue to upgrade, and more industries try to innovate, I believe that 3D printing may gain the trust and recognition of more industries, and various industrial manufacturing industries will also usher in new development opportunities.


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