Daimler, like many other companies related to the world of freight transport such as, for example, Renault, has just announced that they are ready to start a new pilot program in their North American truck factory for create plastic parts using 3D printing technologies.
According to a statement published directly by Daimler Trucks North America, one of the main players in the truck production market, the company believes that 3D printing is a unique opportunity to better serve its customers, especially those who need parts that are difficult to find through the traditional supply chains.
Daimler starts its new pilot program for the manufacture of plastic parts by 3D printing
During this first phase of implementation of this program for the creation of parts by 3D printing, Daimler Trucks North America plans to start distribute a limited number of parts while, in turn, it will be committed to inviting both customers and technicians to receive training while providing their comments and ideas. In turn, the company will work on collecting data on the performance of the parts in order to assess the possible future demand for these types of parts.
To make this project real and feasible, Daimler Truck North America has had to require the collaboration of Technology House, a 3D printing services office that today has more than 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing. The chosen 3D printing technology has been Selective Laser Sintering or SLS and the pieces created will all go through a validation process to ensure that they meet the established durability requirements.