With the goal of building and maintaining trains faster and at lower costs, the railway industry is one-of-a-kind sector of activity that depends a lot on stringent engineering and regulations requirements. Interestingly, in the short list of companies that are tapping into the potential of AM, Wabtec and Deutsche Bahn ESG are standing out from the crowd. In their respective region, USA and Europe, they have deployed a wide range of resources to deliver rail parts through a simplified supply chain. But is it the only business case that may enable them to stay competitive on the market? How has the integration of AM changed their business model? What are the advances of AM technologies that enable them to stay competitive? What are the challenges that they still need to overcome with the technology? What is their ambition moving forward?
These are just a couple of questions that professionals in the field are asking themselves.
This first virtual panel of the third season of our Additive Talks sessions, ambitions to highlight mistakes and lessons on their respective use of AM technologies – that other professionals in similar industries will take into account in their exploration of AM, and hopefully reveals new insights that they could learn from each other.
Around this virtual table: