Siemens Mobility Using 3D Printing for Railway Vehicle Parts

Siemens Mobility is a company that builds on mobility concepts that have the potential to make transportation and the business models therein more efficient and innovative. When they partnered with SWU Verkehr GmbH in 2003, they had one main goal, and that was to keep vehicle availability as high as possible. The first project these two companies partnered on involved adding additional operating elements into the armrests that utilized the printing capabilities of the Stratasys Fortus 900mc FDM machine. The 3D printing process allows for parts customization, design freedom and easier integration of the newly produced parts. “Our production services for end-use parts have become much more flexible and tailored to our customers’ needs.” explains Tina Eufinger, Business Development, Siemens Mobility Division. “Before we integrated 3D printing into production, we were forced to produce higher quantities of parts in order to make the project cost-effective.” Source: Inside 3D Printing News