Lower logistics and
Significantly reduced production and lead times
and tooling costs
To implement additive manufacturing into their CSP business model, EvoBus chose to rely on the expertise of Additive Minds, the largest team of AM experts in the world.
One of the early workshops focused on a systematic approach to selecting the components suitable for additive manufacturing. By applying a “part screening and selection” methodology developed by Additive Minds and used in more than 50 customer projects across numerous industries, EvoBus identified a total of 2,600 such parts. Of these, 35 metal and polymer components were selected for an initial implementation phase.
The next objective of the project is to start making additively manufactured components directly at the end customer. Although a centralized production scenario at the Daimler plant is envisaged for the time being, plans to position the printer directly at BusWorld Homes and outside organizations are being considered for the medium term.
Our collaboration with Additive Minds on the CSP 3D printing project considerably accelerated our work right up to the technical and economic proof-of-concept stage, enabling us to focus on and tackle a broad range of topics.