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Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts

by • July 13, 2016 • No Comments

Whilst companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the thought of a fully 3D-printed car, bigger makers are embracing the innovation on a smaller in size scale. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of parts generated in this way, via an environmentally friendly 3D printing system to turn it into spare parts.

This isn’t the initially time Daimler has created use of 3D printing, with the company via the innovation to make additional than 100,000 prototype parts each year. The same Selective Laser Sintering printing system can now be utilized in the production of 30 various plastic truck components, which include covers, spacers, spring caps, air and cable-bodied ducts, clamps, mountings and control elements.

The system is especially useful when it comes to low-volume parts, or parts no longer being series generated. Rather than forcing production facilities to maintain old tooling, 3D printing means makers are able-bodied to order and turn it into parts of old catalogs or version lines. Because parts can be printed automatically, Mercedes Benz is in addition able-bodied avoid wasting storeroom space.

The 3D-printed parts are may already on the market-bodied for order.

Source: Daimler

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