DB starts printing 3D metal spare parts

Last week, DB informed that they are taking 3D printing into the syllabus of its vocational training and have started to print 3D spare parts for its ICE series of trains. The objective is to make around 10,000 different spare parts available via 3D printing by 2021. Why it matters: Looking at classic obsolescence topics … Continue reading DB starts printing 3D metal spare parts

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Railway Maintenance going predictive? – or why you should not ask consulting firms

Since everybody with any useful degree, such as myself with a simple business degree, can raise his or her opinion about some basic mechanics, I can do that too, with this simple comment on a report that was recently published. Railway maintenance is a topic that is very dear to me, hence I often read … Continue reading Railway Maintenance going predictive? – or why you should not ask consulting firms

Multi Level Maintenance and Stabling for Railways

Having stayed for quite some time in Singapore, I am familiar with the problems they are facing when further developing their city-state. Spacial areas for all types of usages are very limited: The city-state seeks to grow significantly its population while creating a sustainable quality of living with dense areas, but also sufficient space for … Continue reading Multi Level Maintenance and Stabling for Railways

The emergence of hidden IT processes in Railways faces many challenges

In the automotive industrie, general manufacturing and the robotics and automation companies, we always talk about the 4th industrial revoultion. As I am sitting currently again in a train running between the capital and the largest city, it came to my mind to philosophize a bit about the potential of the 4th industrial revolution where … Continue reading The emergence of hidden IT processes in Railways faces many challenges