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The Contact Holder of a Tribological Sensor

Complex contact holders are needed to manufacture novel tribological sensors. Because of the particular operating conditions (high temperatures, electrical isolation), it is necessary to apply high-performance ceramic.

Challenges:

  • to position the tribological sensors as close as possible to the contact point, a very compact construction is necessary
  • realization of a range of miniaturized functional elements within a component
  • due to minimal size the necessary design complexity is hardly feasible with conventional technology

Solution:

  • production via LCM-technology
  • employed material alumina

Benefit:

  • by using LCM technology functional prototypes can be produced quickly and cost efficiently
  • easy realization and testing of highly diverse design models
  • time efficient manufacturing through omission of tools
  • especially successful realization of passageways 0.4mm in diameter

Conclusion Oliver Kriese, Senior Manager CIM Company Robert Bosch GmbH:

“Especially in the early phases of product development, when the design has not yet been fully finalized, the LCM-technolgy is a very attractive realization method for prototypes. In particular, the combination of functional material and high design complexity opens up a whole new range of possibilities!”


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