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3D Printing News Unpeeled: Nikon Invests in Optisys and Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Today we talk about Nikon investing in Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies and Optisys. Sabic releasing a rail material. Toybox labs licensing designs from NASA for toys and Evonik and Stratasys partner.

Driving Sustainability in Commercial & Public Transportation with 3D Printing

With the advent of the pandemic just two short years ago, we’ve been forced to quickly learn how easily economic sustainability can be disturbed. Its negative impact on supply chains…

French Railway Leader 3D Prints Spare Parts with Metal Filament and BASF’s Replique

Train rolling stock manufacturer Alstom (Euronext Paris: ALO) is partnering with BASF´s Replique to 3D print spare parts. Replique is on the move, having previously partnered with Miele and establishing a…

Covestro Joins Stratasys’s 3D Printing Materials Ecosystem with Rail-Ready Nylon

Stratasys was always a closed shop when it came to materials. This limited material library limited applications, use cases, and use. However, a few years ago the company opened itself…

Concrete 3D Printing to Make UK’s HS2 High Speed Rail Infrastructure

It’s abundantly clear that fossil fuel-driven transport needs to be replaced, but more rail infrastructure is only as “green” as the materials and energy it uses. Currently under construction, the…

Alstom 3D Prints Tram Parts with Stratasys Technology

Stratasys has become an increasingly important player in an increasingly important segment: 3D printed spares for transportation. As companies and municipalities turn to additive manufacturing (AM) to produce replacement parts…

Wabtec Opens 3D Printing Facility at Neighborhood 91

After much anticipation, Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has officially kicked off operations at its new 3D printing facility at Neighborhood 91, located at Pittsburgh International Airport’s Innovation Campus. The new…

Riding the Rails with Wabtec into the 21st Century with 3D Printing

Rail transportation is key to our global infrastructure and, in some ways, could be the future of that infrastructure in the face of climate collapse. For those reasons, it’s crucial…

3DPOD Episode 41: AM for Railways with Stefanie Brickwede, Deutsche Bahn & Mobility Goes Additive

Stefanie Brickwede’s efforts at Deutsche Bahn and Mobility Goes Additive are herculean and will have a significant impact on our industry. Through Brickwede’s efforts, Deutsche Bahn has already 3D printed…

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Deutsche Bahn Explains How Mobility Goes Additive is Driving Railway 3D Printing

Our industry pays very little attention to rail, an industry that has its very own certification requirements. What’s more, due to the nature of these large vehicles, rail parts are…

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Eco Friendly 3D Printing? Optimizing Designs for Efficiency

If industrialized society is determined to maintain its industrial activities, its engineers will need to completely rethink how parts are designed in order to improve energy efficiency. This is true…