The Germany-based company, Siemens, has announced it has unveiled its first digital rail maintenance centre.
Through its division, Siemens Mobility GmbH, the company has launched its Siemens Mobility RRX Rail Service Centre which is based in Dortmund-Eving in Germany.
The new depot is set to provide the highest level of digitalisation in the rail industry with advanced FDM 3D printing from Stratasys the main focus of the depot’s servicing operation.
Michael Kuczmik, Head of Additive Manufacturing of Siemens Mobility GmbH, Customer Service, said: “We believe our RRX Rail Service Centre is the most advanced train maintenance centre in the world.”
“Bringing together a range of innovative digital technologies, we can significantly increase the efficiency of our customer’s rail operations. Stratasys FDM additive manufacturing plays an integral role, enabling us to optimize spare parts for longer life cycles, at reduced cost and in shorter timeframes than ever before.”
As a result of the introduction of the new centre, it will enable Siemens Mobility to decrease the manufacturing time of these parts by up to 95% and will allow the firm to respond to all internal and customer demands efficiently.