Sweden Coil Center AB (SCC) uses custom-made tools, known as coil shaping templates, to achieve the highest level of precision when winding perfectly shaped coils for electrical generators. These tools used to be carved from solid wood due to their complex shape and have traditionally been limited to skilled craftsmen with years of experience. However, as these craftsmen are no longer available, SCC turned to 3D printing expert Sculptur for future solutions.
By using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, Swedish-based Sculptur managed to recreate the tools using a robot 3D printer, with even higher precision and using less material.
”By creating a digital tool in the computer, we have been able to refine the products. We have managed to reduce weight, the amount of material, and even production time,” says Mario Markovic, site manager at Sculptur.
After two years of development, the second generation of 3D-printed solutions has been brought to the market. The partners have now decided to deepen their cooperation.
”We are very satisfied with the result and happy to be pioneers using 3D printing,” says Johan Öhrner, manager at SCC.
Both Sculptur and SCC are dedicated to creating a circular solution by using materials that can be recycled after use.
The shaping templates are used only once, or a maximum of a few times, because the generators are often custom-made. The old, wooden-based tools sometimes had to be destroyed after usage, creating unnecessary waste. With the help of Sculptur, the future templates will be able to be recycled.