OEMs in the commercial and public transportation industries are focused on innovation paired with customized product configurations, while service teams are always looking for effective and efficient ways to keep existing fleets in service while countering labor shortages and supply chain delays. Additive manufacturing solutions and services can help achieve these goals by offering ways to accelerate sustainability initiatives, differentiate through customization, establish new benchmarks for asset availability, and be more adaptable to new regulations.
Many individuals and companies in the commercial and public transportation industry however have experienced a gap between their expectations and reality where additive manufacturing is concerned. Presenter Jaime Garcia is an industry expert with experience working in product design engineering for both offroad and rail vehicle OEMs. During this webinar he will share his insights on:
- Practical AM application areas within bus, truck, and rail
- Opportunities for additive manufacturing today
- Limitations of additive manufacturing today
Jaime will share practical examples, including industrial seals and gaskets, pneumatic manifolds, and molds for thermoforming. These applications will demonstrate how additive manufacturing can:
- Reduce lead time for critical spare parts from six months to one
- Accelerate product development projects by 3-5X
- Cut asset downtime by 25 percent
Meet our Expert
Solutions Manager for Commercial and Public Transportation
Throughout his career, Jaime has worked in a truly global capacity with roles stationed in his native Mexico (Monterrey, Saltillo, and San Luis Potosi); Istanbul, Turkey; Tianjin, China; Waterloo, Iowa; and Erie, Pennsylvania. Before joining 3D Systems in 2021, Jaime spent 16 years at GE Transportation, a Wabtec Company, in roles including global engine engineering reliability manager, PLM implementation leader, and corporate AM adoption leader. Prior to that, Jaime spent 17 years with Deere & Company in the Agricultural Tractors Division performing several engineering functions.
Jaime earned an MSc degree in Mechanical Design after his BSc degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering (FIME) at the Universidad Autonóma de Nuevo León (UANL). He has earned six patents with five others pending on locomotive component designs, including three that are related to solutions using additive manufacturing. He has published two Technical ASME papers related to lube oil consumption testing on diesel engines and cylinder surface coatings to reduce piston ring friction.