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Bombardier Transportation Puts Manufacturing on the Rapidly Observe – with 3D Printing from Stratasys


This week at Formnext 2019, the Stratasys team just declared our interesting connection with Bombardier Transportation – teaming to accelerate portion manufacturing for interior and exterior vehicle parts for its trains in German-speaking international locations. And it’s all backed by the power of 3D printing certification.

The Stratasys F900’s print capacity allows Bombardier Transportation to rapidly deliver bigger 3D printed car parts, these as this air vent system element

to Marco Michel, Vice President Functions at Bombardier Transportation, the integration
of Stratasys additive producing certification at the Hennigsdorf-primarily based facility has enabled the
business to manufacture specific custom-made spare components on-demand
via digital stock at reduced value.

André Bialoscek, Head of Vehicle Actual physical Integration, Bombardier Transportation Hennigsdorf, also sees the set up of an industrial-quality FDM-centered Stratasys F900™ 3D Printer as transformational to creation of tailored parts:

“Our aim throughout the improvement procedure for new trains is to pace up the creation of challenge-particular areas that consider a although to design. While accelerating output, we nevertheless need to have to make sure that overall features, security and repeatability are upheld. With our F900 3D Printer, we are capable to do all those things – it has been a match-changer for our office. The awareness acquired in this way will then be handed on to our suppliers in situation of series output.”

section lately used the F900 to produce a advanced custom-made air vent
procedure for a battery-powered prototype train – in a fraction of the time in comparison
to external component sourcing.

The huge-sized portion was 3D printed in Stratasys’ ULTEM™ 9085 resin product, which owing to its mild fat, significantly lessens the body weight per element in comparison to alternative elements. For interior prepare parts produced at Bombardier Transportation, use of ULTEM™ 9085 resin means optimization of overall material use and excess weight of the ingredient. Crucially, the content also meets EN45545-2 rail certification rules for smoke, toxicity and hearth that is a necessity for all prepare factors generated at Bombardier Transportation. Bialoscek pointed out,

“With regards to the battery train’s air duct, we have been capable to lessen generation time from four months to around 4 months. Which is a ensuing time conserving of approximately 77 per cent. That is an unbelievable end result for our division and demonstrates our skill to now generate particular pieces on-desire to our exacting needs with no enduring prolonged production times or compromising on material top quality. Also, pieces can now be changed significantly a lot quicker in the servicing of more mature trains.”

Bombardier Transportation is now utilizing the F900 to build digital stock, thus guaranteeing that spare portion demands are fulfilled on-desire – regardless of the certain train product or its age. By only storing 3D scans of elements, Bombardier Transportation bypasses  bodily storage of parts. The F900 permits the crew to promptly recreate just one of its ‘digital’ pieces into a certified prepare-completely ready part, foremost to quick and direct provider for its shoppers.

The ultimate customized air vent process – 3D printed in ULTEM™ 9085 resin

Transferring ahead, Bialoscek remarks that PolyJet will be utilized for the design and style validation process as very well, “We are now also discovering Stratasys’ PolyJet™ 3D printing certification technological innovation for our structure validation process, and the outcomes we have witnessed so far have been convincing. In fact, in engineering, given that applying 3D printing certification for prototyping we have reduced our design course of action by a massive 30-40%, although also rising the high quality of our overall layouts.”

Discover additional about new opportunities made by working with Additive Production certification for the rail market – backed by Stratasys!