Sintratec supports Daimler Buses in 3D Production
Instead of using external service providers, Daimler Buses plans to set up its first service bases in 2020 as its own 3D printing centers for spare parts and individualized components.
December 17, 2019
At Daimler, additive manufactured parts are already built into the interiors of buses. However, instead of using external service providers, Daimler Buses plans to set up its first service bases in 2020 as its own 3D printing centers for spare parts and individualized components. The production and delivery of a 3D printed part only takes a few days instead of several months. Logistical costs can be greatly reduced, and this production technology also produces significantly less waste, the company reports.
Sintratec offers an affordable end-to-end solution in the field of selective laser sintering (SLS), which is suited for training and education as well as for the production of smalland medium-sized series. In addition to manufacturing, the system will also be used in Daimler Buses' 3D printing centers to convey technological know-how in Neu-Ulm and—thanks to the simplified material change—to advance the optimization and development of printing materials. Sintratec looks forward to actively contributing to the digitalization of the bus industry in the future.
“We are very proud of this partnership and are looking forward to more fantastic projects where we can shape the future together,” says Gabor Koppanyi, head of Marketing & Sales, Sintratec.
“With 3D printing the Daimler bus division can respond quickly, flexibly, economically and environmentally friendly to urgent customer needs,” says says Ralf Anderhofstadt, head of Center of Competence Additive Manufacturing, Daimler Buses. “The advantages of additive technologies, especially with regards to spare parts, are evident.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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