Additive Manufacturing in Brno to Improve Supply Chain Response Capability

September 30, 2015 | Authors: Donald Godfrey & Milan Paluzga

In 2014, Honeywell opened additive manufacturing technology centers in Bengaluru, India; Shanghai, China and Brno, Czech Republic.

In Brno, the lab is used primarily for transportation technology development, as Honeywell is a world leader in turbocharger technology.

One development program required a new exhaust header. When the local vendors could not meet the program schedule and cost, the AM lab was asked to build the parts.  "The lab made the attached exhaust header and beat the best-quoted schedule by 66% and the best-quoted cost by nearly 45%" stated Milan Paluzga, Additive Manufacturing Program Manager.

The Nickel 718 Exhaust Header will be used on various turbocharger configurations.

The Brno lab is a shining example of how Honeywell is using 3D printing to reduce program schedules and costs and delivering value to its customers.

You can read more about our efforts in additive manufacturing by reading some of our previous blogs:

- An Insider's View on 3D Printing in Aerospace

- 3D Printing Plane Parts? It's Happening Today!

Donald Godfrey

Donald Godfrey

Donald Godfrey is an engineering fellow at Honeywell Aerospace.

Milan Paluzga

Milan Paluzga

Milan Paluzga is an Engineering Program Manager for Additive Manufacturing.