Metal 3D printing at Stanley Black & Decker
The STANLEY PD 45 is a hydraulic post-hole driver with high efficiency. In order to actuate the hydraulic drive mechanism, the device uses a group of ball bearings to transfer the pull-off force into the hydraulic actuator. The actuator housing holds these bearings in series to transmit the tensile force around a bend. Each housing is tested each time the operator operates the trigger.
The original actuator housing consisted of four parts – a cast and machined main housing, laser cut cover plate, and two screws for securing the housing assembly together.
Stanley Black & Decker’s engineers redesigned the part to print on the Metal X. Instead of a four-part assembly, the redesigned part is printed in one piece without carrier material.
The component in the video
Request a demo!
Feel the strength of continuous fiber for yourself.
Learn more about applications with metal 3D printing!
For which applications is the Metal X suitable? How do I design correctly for metal 3D printing? What do users say and where can I find more information? – This is the right place for you! We listed some information leading you directly to the matching answers.