Additive manufacturing: there’s no going back



Siemens/Materials Solutions used 3D printing to reverse engineer a damaged steering box as part of restoration work on a 100-year-old Ruston Hornsby vintage car (inherited when Siemens bought Alstom’s industrial turbine business in 2003, which included the historic Ruston site in Lincoln, UK). With no original technical drawings available, the parts of the broken steering box were reassembled digitally, creating a digital working model (aka “digital twin”) that could be additively manufactured


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