Schneider Electric Improves Efficiency And Lowers Labor Costs In Large Electrical Plants With Additive Manufacturing
HP is partnering with GKN Powder Metallurgy, the world’s leading producer of materials and products using powder metallurgy technologies, and Schneider Electric, a world-leader in digital automation and energy management, to deploy unique HP Metal Jet applications for 690V switchboards especially used in oil and gas, railways and marine projects. GKN Powder Metallurgy, Schneider Electric and HP bring their respective expertise to partner in delivering quality parts at scale, while lowering costs and meeting precise technical specifications.With HP Metal Jet technology, Schneider Electric was able to create a more efficient and sustainable product, with a 20% reduction in the carbon footprint of their 690V switchboards and a significant cost reduction. The very complex design can only be produced with additive processes. The part replaces an assembly of several elements and is also much more robust than the alternative.