Accelerate sustainability initiatives, differentiate through customization, establish new benchmarks for asset availability, and be more adaptable to new regulations with our additive manufacturing solutions and services

3x
Faster product development
90%
Reduction in material inventory by printing on demand
25%
Reduction in asset down time

Additive Manufacturing Applications in the Truck, Bus & Rail Industry

  • Integrated metal valve body and manifold with a cut section view designed for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) process
  • Brake Systems & Pneumatic Controls

    Optimize compressed air system performance, quality, and reliability by reducing component weight and part count and integrating multiple functions into a single part. 3D Systems offers a breadth of additive manufacturing technologies and materials that can help you enhance your product development and manufacturing process with quick iteration and production of innovative brake systems and pneumatic controls.

  • Cut view of conformal cooling galleries in a heat sink for an electronic module printed with metal AM
  • Power Electronics Enhancement

    Unlock new efficiency in energy transmission and increase the durability of insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGTBs) and inverters with more effective heat sink systems enabled by conformal cooling channels. As a bonus, this unique AM capability can also solve a wide range of packaging challenges. 3D Systems’ applications engineers have extensive experience across a wide range of industries to help you design innovative heat exchangers and heat sinks with the best material and process for your transportation applications.

  • Interior view of a high-speed passenger train, showing the many components that can optimize passenger comfort with 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM).
  • Interior & Passenger Comfort

    Differentiate your vehicle interiors to optimize comfort, functionality and riding experience for both passengers and operators with faster innovation, iteration, and validation on production parts without tooling investments. With our innovative polymer materials and advanced software applications, you can 3D print prototypes with realistic textures and surfaces as well as final production parts that meet the latest transportation industry regulations.

  • Reusable casting pattern for two optimized brackets, 3D printed in stereolithography (SLA) with Accura HPC abrasion-resistant material
  • Molds & Patterns for Sand Metal Casting

    Accelerate production delivery, optimize parts, and reduce manufacturing costs by creating reusable patterns and cores for the traditional sand-casting production process. Our advanced software applications and large selection of composite SLA materials will help you to quickly and easily optimize designs and produce patterns and cores with excellent wear resistance and superior surface finish for the final part.

  • Application Innovation Group

    Our team can help you solve your most difficult design and production challenges with additive manufacturing solutions. Together we’ll identify your needs, working with you to optimize your designs, prototype, validate and define a manufacturing flow.

Truck, Bus and Rail Industry Team-up with 3D Systems to Achieve Sustainability Goals​

  • Leverage Innovative Solutions to Reach Net Zero Emissions

    Accelerate new technologies to improve commercial vehicle efficiency and meet your environmental sustainability objectives with innovative drive train systems, and help your customers modernize and optimize existing fleets Reduce development and implementation cycle time with help from our additive manufacturing and transportation industry experts.

  • Gain Supply Chain Control with Production Ready Technology

    3D Systems can support your vertical integration strategies with our wide variety of additive manufacturing technologies, production-grade materials, manufacturing operating system software, and expertise in commercial and public transportation applications. Keep your assembly lines running with bridge production solutions and optimized tooling, and support your customers with on-demand spare, or hard-to-find parts.

  • Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

    Stay ahead of the competition with agile responses to changing regulations and grow your business by quickly addressing customer needs with help from our additive manufacturing solutions and leading expertise. We can help you find competitive solutions for product customization to increase your presence in niche markets and implement flexible and scalable manufacturing processes to accelerate product delivery.


  • Wiring harness designed to route cables in vehicles and trains while fitting into the limited space and packaging requirements under the hood and behind the dashboard.​

    Optimize Flexible Component Retention Earlier

    Space in the vehicle is constrained, but critical components like electrical wiring, hoses, and tubes need to be routed in restricted space. Find out how you can satisfy the increasing requirements of new propulsion systems and vehicle architectures with optimized retention components.

  • Laserform gr23 ti DMP manifold

    Optimize Fluid Dynamics

    Metal 3D printing enables unprecedented improvements in fluid dynamic applications for power electronic systems for truck, bus, and rail to improve system efficiency, optimize space utilization and reduce part weight.​

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