Interest in 3D printing is growing in the transportation sector. Rail companies, in particular, are launching pilots to test the technology.
Eurostar is one of the innovative rail companies experimenting with 3D printing. Eurostar is a high-speed train service between London and cities in Belgium, Paris and the Netherlands. Eurostar sets high standards for travel by rail and have a strong commitment to reduce their environmental footprint.
Eurostar converts 3d printing for the production of a security component for cabin doors. The plastic component is used in combination with a padlock and prevents access to certain spaces on the train. The design can be applied to various train set.