3D printing

Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Assesses 3D Printing for Production Parts

Eaton Corp. building Eaton is among the companies looking into the capabilities of quickly advancing 3D printing technology.(Eaton Corp.)

Eaton Corp. is evaluating 3D printing technology that could broaden the power management company’s application of it to include production parts, an executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Expands Use of 3D Printing at Truck Plant

Volvo Trucks North America Volvo Trucks used 3D printing technology to develop a one-piece diffuser used in the paint atomizer cleaning process, saving the firm more than $1,000 per part, as well as eliminating the need for a multiple-piece component. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it is using 3D printing technology to produce tools and fixtures used in the manufacturing process at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., where all of its trucks for the North American market are built.

September 6, 2019
Technology, Equipment, Perspective

Opinion: 3D Printing Could Bring Supply Chain Closer to Customers

Most of the talk surrounding 3D printing in the trucking industry centers on how it can be used to supply replacement parts for older vehicles. But its real value is much greater than that.

G. David Gerrard | Managing Partner Cornerstone Growth Advisors
February 26, 2018