The streamlined parts of the scooter are made using the industry’s first glass-filled polyamide 6 powder for SLS from our Sinterline™ Technyl® range of materials. The technology delivers fully functional parts while offering greater design freedom as well as significant weight and cost savings over competing aluminium.
Kleefer wanted a handle bar for the Bud-e which needed to support up to 100kg in weight while remaining as compact as possible. We were able to meet their specifications and produce this with polyamide 6 reinforced SLS powders. In addition to this we realized another four parts using Sinterline™, including wheel arches at the front and rear of the scooter and the front cover that is used to hide the structure and scooter battery.
With Solvay onboard, it took just 15 days to change the drawing of a part that needed to be reinforced and test it on a prototype, while our process meant parts and molds were optimized for Kleefer’s specific needs.
Kleefer has been collaborating with Solvay since its inception two years ago and the partnership not only improves our products but our visibility as a young start-up next to a historic leader such as Solvay. – Antoine Cirier, Kleefer General Manager