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Renfe, Spain’s leading passenger and freight rail transport company, turns to 3D printing to manufacture parts on demand

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Aitiip, a technology center and 3DZ customer since January 2023, has signed a two-year agreement with Renfe to work together to save costs and delivery times in the maintenance of its trains

Renfe incorporates in its industrial area an advanced integral service of additive manufacturing – 3D printing to supply railroad components, thus meeting the needs of manufacturing parts for its fleet of trains, which can be new production or spare parts for those that have become obsolete or need to be replaced because they are damaged,” describes El Periódico de Aragón.

The production from Aitiip‘s facilities will then be distributed throughout Spain on demand. What is the advantage? “The delivery time is very short, since a part that they are receiving in about four months can now be received in a maximum of 15 days, and the costs are much lower, because perhaps now for about 20 euros they can obtain elements for which they now pay 4,000“, explained Aitiip’s head of engineering, David Roba, to El Periódico de Aragón.

Aitiip 3D Technologies

Aitiip, following the acquisition of Markforged and Nexa 3D technology, has completed its 3D printer fleet with Formlabs: the Form 3L large resin printer, and most recently, the Fuse 1+ 30w, a compact SLS 3D printer designed to deliver maximum throughput with minimum material waste.

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