RedDot designs and builds mobile heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and components for on- and off-highway vehicles including commercial trucks and vehicles used in construction, agriculture, military and other demanding applications.
RedDOT typically creates a custom design for each vehicle in which its HVAC systems are used. These systems often include injection moldings, which are expensive to produce in low volumes, often running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars per project. This makes it critical to get the design perfect before committing to tooling.
This FDM fan blade prototype, provided to a customer for evaluation, was built with ULTEM 9085 because its high temperature performance enabled functional testing.
“We are nearly certain to get the design right the first time so we can keep customers happy.”
Gary Hansen, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, RedDOT