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The 3D Printing Revolution in Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing



Just as the internet has changed the world in the 1990s, 3D printing is bringing a revolution; one of its kind in manufacturing. The whole technology perspective is stepping into a new world altogether. With the applications and its uses to turn digitally modified models into physical solids by gradually building them up in a great many thin layers.



The technology of 3D printing can build a wide range of objects and materials including plastics, metals and ceramics. Moving beyond the traditional 3D printing, it has now assured a new era of industrial productions, printing industry tools and prototype fabrication materials useful in transportation. These tools can be built into shape metals and plastics and appropriate forms.

Once crafted by hand, these tools took long hours to make and proved expensive, can now be made and modified into altered prototypes. Using digital print designing technology, it can save a great deal of time and money. With the industrial applications limitless, the next revolution of 3D print technology has now emerged for truck components manufacturing.



The ProJet™ 5000

A Professional 3D printer can build a high-resolution durable plastic part for its large build size. With the largest size in 3D systems, a product-line of the high-definition MultiJet 3D printers, the ProJet 5000 is designed to deliver a unique combination of size and precision with absolute design freedom.

With the ability to produce large or small injection molded like parts with superior quality and detail, it has proven to print heavy duty truck components with quality assurance in assembled vehicles. With a proven track record for its durability, these materials can withstand rough handling conditions in vehicle manufacturing.



Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy truck manufacturer and the leading producer of medium-duty trucks and specialized commercial vehicles, trust the ProJet 5000 large format 3D printer for it’s critical and sophisticated design verifications for performance endurance.

Tom Gomoll, MDC Supervisor says, ‘’We really appreciate our ProJet ease of use, large platform, and high accuracy. Our ProJet 5000 has allowed us to collapse our pre-production assembly verification process and assembly training shaving weeks off our mock-up phase of pre-production. The print materials offer the ideal combination of part quality, toughness, stability and precision to stand up to our vigorous requirements.”

When it comes to print truck components, quality assurances plays a significant factor to verify critical clearances, high precision for specifications and dimensions, tough stability and superior feature quality and detail. With the Multi-Jet Modeling technology, the ProJet 5000 delivers over 80 hours of unattended operation.

As we are headed for 2017 and beyond, 3D printing will continue to revolutionize our lives and industrial manufacturing. It will gain more momentum in the coming years where fantasy would become a reality for entrepreneurial ventures, fashion choices, production utilities and much more. There is no doubt that 3D printing technology will soon achieve a subsequent paramount in our lives.

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