Four Good Reasons to Use Additive Manufacturing for Rolling Stock Manufacture and Maintenance

Additive manufacturing has been a buzzword for several years, alternately heralded as a gamechanger for industry and dismissed as a gimmick for designers. Rather than being only useful for single copies of an object, 3D printing happens to offer benefits over standard mould (subtractive) manufacturing even in quantities that can go into the hundreds. Such …

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Industry goes digital in the spare parts markets of all business sectors

As discussed in the previous article, B2B marketplaces, where companies source from suppliers on a single platform, are growing at high speed. While generalist portals such as Amazon Business or Alibaba are particularly well known due to their exposure to the wider public, specialised marketplaces, devoted to a specific sector of activity, offer many benefits …

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Disinfection: the basis for passenger confidence post-Covid

Who can honestly say that they have never felt the dread of catching a cold from an inconsiderate passenger on a crowded commute? The Covid-19 crisis has been a catalyst for awareness as to our vulnerability to viruses or other infections in enclosed spaces such as public transport. To restore ridership to pre-coronavirus levels, transit …

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