In automobiles, the spindle is a part of the suspension system that is responsible for holding the wheel hub and connecting it to the control arms. The design of this car spindle is not difficult to manufacture using conventional methods, however the conventional manufacturing process is extremely wasteful in terms of materials usage and productivity. WAAM process produced the rough dimensions and structure of the final product, then conventional manufacturing methods were used to achieve final dimensional accuracy and sufrace finish.
- Material Savings: 87%
- Cost Savings: 58%