Metal 3D-printed parts for trucks

Metal 3D-printed parts for trucks

As 3D printing technology continues to find real-world applications in automotive and trucking, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has opened new possibilities with an announcement yesterday that it’s now printing metal spare and replacement parts.For example, Mercedes-Benz noted that the first metal parts it’s printing are aluminum, and “these excel with almost 100% density and greater purity than conventional die-cast aluminum parts.” The 3D printing process could deliver items with a material/ structural advantage, which has also been touted in using the technology to make things from plastic and similar materials.

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