“A successful study marrying the simulation for flow optimisation and additive capabilities to produce a nozzle that fits Unilever’s requirements” – Georgios Tetradis-Meris, Unilever
”The project has been an excellent way for Matsuura to work with some of the leading companies within the food industry and UK innovation. We have collaboratively proven that Hybrid AM technology opens the doors for designers, enabling them the freedom to design that hasn’t previously been possible” – Joseph Bellis, Matsuura
Currently, there is a lack of demonstrations in utilising hybrid powder-bed AM technology in the food industry for nozzle designs. Therefore, to open new horizons for innovative nozzle designs, a methodology from design to manufacture was needed to prove the viability to the industry through using the advantage of simultaneously building and machining complex 3D structures containing internal features and channels. This, in turn, would lead to new products reaching the marketplace and consumers through increased design flexibility and manufacturing integrity.
The Solution and Outcome