Siemens Customizes Production
Stratasys FDM 3D Printing Enables Extended Customer Service Offering and Streamlined Supply Chain
Faced with the challenge of meeting increased customer demand for one-off customized parts, Siemens Mobility division required an alternative manufacturing solution to overcome the time and cost barriers associated with traditional low volume production. This was particularly exemplified during a recent project for German transport services provider, the SWU (Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm) Verkehr GmbH. With the integration of a Stratasys Fortus 900mc 3D printer into its production process, Siemens Mobility was able to address these challenges by 3D printing on-demand, customized parts rapidly and cost-effectively, reducing inventory costs for Siemens Mobility and customers. As a result, the Mobility division is now able to respond more quickly to low volume customer demands, while boosting its manufacturing flexibility – leading to an increase in client satisfaction.