Rail technology and 3D printing go well together! Thanks to the good properties of materials such as plastic and metal, this technique is very suitable. Unique parts, spare parts, but also smaller series can be produced. Just in time and with optimal geometry. Due to these advantages it’s no surprise that NS and Deutsche Bahn use this technique. From housings, trays and buttons to metal models (brakes). 3D printing and maintenance of trains goes hand in hand.
Interest in 3D printing is growing in the transportation sector. Rail companies, in particular, are launching pilots to test the technology.Read on