Siemens Mobility opened up its first digital rail maintenance center and is using 3D printing to manufacture parts, reduce inventory and get trains running faster. According to Siemens Mobility, a unit of Siemens, manufacturing time of parts has been reduced by about 95 percent. Siemens Mobility noted that the rail center will receive about 100 trains at its depot every month. Additive manufacturing allows Siemens Mobility to be more efficient with spare parts. With Stratasys’ equipment, Siemens Mobility can produce parts in 13 hours. Siemens Mobility is using 3D printing to also improve its tooling. Here are some images from the Siemens Mobility RRX Rail Service Center.
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