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.

railability

To reach more goals we focus on:

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    Accelerating the implementation of AM in the rail industry

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

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

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    Creating an informal joint database for railway companies

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

Head of Working Group

Stefanie Brickwede

Managing Director

The following are involved in the working group

SNCF
NS
SJ
Angel Trains
DB
ÖBB
SBB CFF FFS
Trenitalia