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Increasing the performance and reliability of components is an excellent way to advance the overall productivity of a system. Additive manufacturing (AM) creates opportunities to deliver measurable improvements. For example, using AM to optimize fluid manifolds can reduce disturbance forces by as much as 90%. In applications like semiconductor capital equipment, these advancements translate to improved accuracy. 

AM fluid manifolds resolve the issues of traditionally manufactured manifolds by removing assembly operations, taking out excess weight, enabling the production of more organic shapes, and more. This application brief discusses how additive manufacturing can be used to bring better performance to manifolds, along with a clear explanation of the AM workflow and best practices. 

Download the application brief to learn: 

  • The benefits of using additive manufacturing for manifolds 
  • Design for additive tips 
  • Critical success factors when bringing on additive manufacturing