Retrofit, i.e. the modernization, optimization and removal of existing components, offers many advantages over the simple replacement with an identical component. In many cases, the efficiency and service life of the entire system can be increased, or modified parts can be used to meet changed legal requirements.
Additvive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing are often used in the area of retrofitting. However, here too there are restrictions such as the size or a required material quality that is not available in 3D printing.
SCHMEES offers the advantage of combining classic steel casting with modern production methods. On the basis of digital simulations, we test alternative manufacturing processes and calculate corresponding variants using topology optimization tools.