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SNCF launches Additive4Rail to optimize train maintenance using 3D printing

10.7 million euros in public funding over 4 years has been allocated to the "Additive4Rail" project to accelerate the industrialization of industrial additive manufacturing technologies in order to optimize train maintenance.

“ This method of manufacture should make it possible to reduce inventories of spare parts. Currently, train maintenance has 150,000 references, including many small series. It also opens the way to new perspectives for improving components, customizing them and making them more reliable, lighter or quieter than the originals.”

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