The cell container is provided with a top-quality industrial 3D printer which produces 3D printed merchandise to the identical high quality as different real elements.
Daimler Buses and its service model Omniplus have created a cell printing centre for the decentralised manufacturing of 3D printed spare elements so as to have the ability to present bus prospects with spare elements extra shortly. The “mini manufacturing unit” within the type of a container contains all the stations related to the manufacturing of spare elements utilizing a 3D printer. The container might be transported by truck to any location. As soon as there, solely electrical energy and an web connection are required for its operation.
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The pilot container from Neu-Ulm can be in operation on the BusWorld Residence (BWH) service centre in Hamburg. Daimler Buses is thus establishing an extra manufacturing facility for 3D printed spare elements on the BWH Hamburg – along with the inner industrial 3D printing centre in elements manufacturing in Neu-Ulm.
The cell container is provided with a top-quality industrial 3D printer which produces 3D printed merchandise to the identical high quality as different real elements. Due to this fact Daimler Buses is the primary supplier that may ship series-production high quality utilizing a cell answer. The 3D elements are additively manufactured utilizing high-quality polyamide and meet the manufacturing requirements for injection-moulding and deep drawn elements as stipulated by Daimler AG.
The 3D printing knowledge is ready at a CAD work station previous to the printing course of. The required powder is ready at a processing station the place the printed spare half can be free of residue powder in a closing step. A blasting system and an air compressor are positioned in an adjoining room: the blasting system smooths the floor of the part elements for an ideal end. Right here, the printed spare elements can be painted in a restricted vary of colors. The compressor gives the techniques with compressed air. The container can be geared up with an industrial vacuum cleaner, an air filter and an air-con system.
Utilizing 3D printing Daimler Buses can react quick and flexibly to pressing buyer necessities, for instance when prospects order hardly ever required elements or have particular requests. As an alternative of a wait of a number of weeks as for typical spare elements, manufacturing and supply of a 3D printed half takes just a few days. Just below 40,000 bus spare elements are already 3D printable as we speak.