NSK: Engineering Leadership in 3D Printing
A 3D manufacturer developed a revolutionary technology that significantly speeds up the printing process, to enable both production flexibility and high-volume capacity.
This 3D printing OEM had a small footprint available to design a linear positioner that could support and move the printer’s build platform, while also preventing the large reversing forces induced by the build platform and the liquid resin. High rigidity and a low backlash mechanism were also needed to enable exceptionally accurate positioning for the production of high precision parts.
Locally based NSK Application Engineering recommended the Monocarrier linear actuator with dual carriages to provide a compact-sized positioner with high stiffness, high load capacity, and smooth precision motion. The Monocarrier also came standard with NSK’s K1 lubrication seal, allowing the customer to enjoy maintenance-free operation for up to 5 years or 10,000 km of travel.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, NSK Americas consists of United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and Brazil operations. Seven manufacturing facilities are located in the USA, including a linear precision components facility in Franklin, Indiana. Certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards, this state-of-the-art manufacturing plant ensures shorter lead times and faster turnaround. NSK has a dedicated team of sales, marketing, customer service, and engineering experts that not only serve as your personal guide to selecting the right product solution but also as a long-term solutions provider. NSK can assist in domestic repairs and replacement services minimizing potential downtime to provide significant cost savings.
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