Sintratec has announced its partnership with Daimler Trucks & Buses. The Sintratec S2 system was recently introduced at the production site of the subsidiary EvoBus GmbH in Neu-Ulm.
At Daimler, additive manufactured parts are already built into the interiors of buses. This area is to be greatly expanded in the near future. Instead of using external service providers, Daimler Buses plans to set up its first service bases in 2020 as its own 3D printing centers for spare parts and individualized components. This creates an ecologically and economically reasonable strategy - production and delivery of 3D printed parts now only take a few days instead of several months. Logistical costs can be greatly reduced, and this production technology also produces significantly less waste.
The Sintratec S2 system. Photo via Sintratec
With the modular S2 system the Swiss high-tech company Sintratec offers an affordable end-to-end solution in the field of selective laser sintering (SLS), which is ideally suited for training and education as well as for the production of small- and medium-sized series. In addition to manufacturing, the system will also be used in Daimler Buses’ 3D printing centers to convey technological know-how in Neu-Ulm and – thanks to the simplified material change – to advance the optimization and development of printing materials. Sintratec is proud of this cooperation and looks forward to actively contribute to the digitalization of the bus industry in the future.
The new EvoBus. Photo via EvoBus GmbH