3D printing speeds up single-filer designing

Complex can conveyors are being designed with additive technology. John Nutting reports

Single-file conveyors for both empty and filled cans require careful design and installation, especially when high-speeds combine with complex directional changes and inversions. As a rule, the design is refined in situ using standard components until the cans travel smoothly through the process. But if wear occurs, getting back to the original arrangement takes time….