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SABIC Debuts New 3D Printing Materials for Rail Industry

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has announced a new, flame-retardant 3D printing material designed for use in the railway industry. The new material, LNP THERMOCOMP AM DC0041XA51, will be debut…

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…

EPlus3D 3D Prints Train Brake Disk in 631 Hours

Chinese Powder Bed Fusion company E Plus 3D is on the move. The company at first made printers that were kissing cousins close to some more famous ones from other…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 30, 2022: Business, Medical, & More

We’re starting with business in 3D Printing News Briefs today, as Aconity3D will be distributing metal AM powders by Equispheres and Photocentric has partnered up with umati. Moving on, the…

Fraunhofer ILT to Develop Intelligent 3D Printed Sensors for Railway Systems

This past summer, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) announced the success of an 18-month project that used ARBURG’s Freeformer 3D printer to produce an inductive proximity…

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…

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…

Wabtec Brings Railway 3D Printing to Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood 91 AM Campus

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has announced that it will be joining an additive manufacturing (AM) focused production site called Neighborhood 91, located at Pittsburgh’s International Airport Innovation Campus. Currently under construction,…

Siemens Mobility Extends Spare Parts 3D Printing Program to Russia’s High-Speed Rail

The railway industry is one of the more exciting fields to watch the adoption of additive manufacturing, as various companies begin deploying the technology for use in the production of…

3D Printing Obsolete Train Components on Stratasys Fortus 450mc

A cross-industry group has come together recently in an effort to upgrade trains with 3D printed parts. Currently, components being fabricated via additive manufacturing technology–rather than more conventional methods–include four-passenger…

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Railroad Technology

As 3D printing has become more and more popular, The United States market research institute IDC has estimated that 3D printing global sales will increase 30% annually from 2016 and 2019,…

Union Pacific Continues to Use 3D Printing, Improving Safety & Efficiency

At this point it would seem safe to say that 3D printing can infiltrate any industry—and begin offering ways we simply never thought of for manufacturing, productivity, speed, affordability, and…

Technology on the Metro: Dubai Begins Using 3D Printing to Improve Public Transportation

There’s been a lot of talk about Dubai in the 3D printing world lately – in fact, that’s an understatement. The United Arab Emirates city-state is working hard to become…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — February 21

This week’s stories we didn’t cover involve lots of talk about size. From the largesse of CyBe’s printed concrete walls and potential houses and Oakland-based Emerging Objects’ planned unveiling of…

The OpenRailway Project Launches: Bringing 3D Printing & Railroad Modeling Together for Hobbyists

We’ve said it time and time again: 3D printing is the perfect solution for total customization. Traditional means of manufacturing simply do not cut it when customers, hobbyists, and medical…

Choo Choo! Man in England 3D Prints Model Train Sets and They Are Incredible

Dating back to the 1840s, model railroading has been a hobby that has not only stuck around, but one which has evolved with the times. Railway modeling allows people to…