Transport project is framed within the community of Llavor 3D, which is driven by Generalitat the Catalunya to accelerate and develop the adaptation of additive manufacturing in the industrial sector and financed through the operational program ERDF Catalonia 2014-2020.
The objective of the project is to replace pieces of metallic base material for aluminium-plastic base material that alleviates the weight, improves the performance of the current components and entails a reduction in the cost of the raw material and the production process while preserving the physicochemical properties of the coating (transmission bars, fasteners, shock absorber shafts, etc.) through the application of AM / 3DP technologies. The transport industry, and even more so the rail industry, is very much oriented towards reducing costs. Especially on the tram and metro product lines, where there is a lot of competition.