Dutch Railways Replacing Broken Train Parts with 3D-Printed Replacements

Published by , September 11, 2018 1:11 pm

(3Ders.org) Nederlandse Spoorwegen will replace some broken train parts with 3D printed replacement parts. The Dutch Railways does not print the parts itself, but outsources to 3D printer supplier Dimanex in Utrecht. The parts are made of plastic and metal. Components such as a plug for the public address system and the radio frame for the operator’s steering table can already be 3D printed. “We work with suppliers to find the best solutions,” says NS spokesperson Anita Middelkoop. “After all, they are also looking for innovations to be able to do their work better.”
In fact, 20 3D printed spare parts are currently available and NS plans to produce more than 50 by the end of the year.

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