Siemens Mobility is a company that builds on mobility concepts that have the potential to make transportation and the business models therein more efficient and innovative.  When they partnered with SWU Verkehr GmbH in 2003, they had one main goal, and that was to keep vehicle availability as high as possible. The first project these two companies partnered on involved adding additional operating elements into the armrests that utilized the printing capabilities of the Stratasys Fortus 900mc FDM machine.  The 3D printing process allows for parts customization, design freedom and easier integration of the newly produced parts.  For the manufacturer, it allows for low cost, low volume producti…

Simplify Sacrificial Tooling with 3D Printing

In my last post, I discussed the potential for 3D printed tooling to significantly disrupt the composite tooling supply chain, specifically the high-temperature lay-up tooling supply chain. In this post, I would like to discuss how 3D printing can address the…