RAILiability

The railways in Europe are major drivers of additive manufacturing and they have a great interest in bringing more AM applications to the market. Implementing a new technology into a market cannot be done overnight, it especially needs these applications.

This working group is a protected space for railway companies to share knowledge, to reach 100% availability of spare parts and rolling stock and to optimize supply chain costs.

Already this cooperation helps new players to accelerate much faster and has achieved that 3D printing requirements are integrated into the tender for new rail vehicles.

  • Implementation

    Accelerating the implementation of AM in the rail industry

  • Communicating specific needs

    Communicating specific needs of railways in Europe to the industry (e.g. flame-retardancy requirements)

  • Developing use cases

    Jointly developing use cases to analyze challenges and possible fields of research & development

  • Joint database

    Creating an informal joint database for railway companies

  • RAILiability and Friends

    User-driven discussions with the industry in a format called “RAILiability and Friends”

Martin Stevens

DB ESG

Stefanie Brickwede

Managing Director

The following are involved in the RAILiability working group

Angel Trains

DB

NS

ÖBB

SBB CFF FFS

SNCF

Trenitalia

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