Application examples for MPA technology
The new MPA technology paves the way for an entirely new approach to economical manufacturing
of large components using powered metal. The following passages contain some interesting examples
of applications that can be realised with the aid of the MPA technique.
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With MPA technology, different materials can be combined in one part. One application of interest is to embed copper elements as heat conductors in steel components. For the parts shown here, copper was integrated at locations where cooling via a channel is not possible because of geometric limitations. Often these copper elements transport the thermal energy from hot spots to the cooling channel located further inside the part.
Similar to the production sequence for cooling channels, predefined geometries are filled with copper using the MPA process to achieve a thermal coupling between copper and steel substrate. After milling the surface, layers of steel are applied to cover the copper.