German railway station Deutsche Bahn now uses 3YOURMIND software solutions to enable 3D Printing of digital spare parts.

As a reminder, the company’s platform facilitates collaboration between teams and production sites. The software algorithms also optimize machine utilization and enable data-based production decisions.

As far as Deutsche Bahn is concerned, it’s been 5 years that the railway company has been working intensively to develop its 3D Printing division. The company has even created a network, Mobility Goes Additive, to frame the development of its activities within this sector.  

Applications so far include a 3D printed coat hook as their first replacement part at the end of 2015; the same hooks that every DB passenger recognizes in the train compartments. By the end of 2018, DB had printed almost 15,000 spare parts and other products and now intends to expand even further.  Deutsche Bahn has already been able to achieve significant savings and even more importantly, to reduce vehicle downtime.

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Using 3YOURMIND software, the company’s engineers will be able to collect 3D printing ideas from across the nation, standardizes the submission process and identifies the strongest results. Deutsche Bahn and 3YOURMIND are joined in a strategic partnership to expand DB additive manufacturing.

DB is beginning the journey to a fully digital spare parts warehouse with the most important applications and continuing to expand by adding parts and assemblies. Using the 3YOURMIND software solutions is probably one of many 3D Printing tools that the company will use. Hopefully, much more will be unveiled throughout this journey.

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