The Wabtec India Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (CoE) will offer end-to-end solutions including consulting, part identification and production for locomotives, transit operators and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
The centre utilises HP’s Multi Jet Fusion Technology, Wabtec’s consulting and manufacturing expertise and Redington’s supply chain network. The partnership aims to improve customer service, streamline maintenance, and offer improved flexibility in the manufacture and replacement of spare parts.
Using HP’s Jet Fusion printers, Wabtec will work closely with Redington to design, manufacture and deliver complex parts for prototyping and final parts production. This will include short to medium batch production for components ranging from adapters and IOT shield covers for brake controllers to customised dispenser tips and sensor holders.
The facility is based at Wabtec India’s existing factory in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The CoE builds on Wabtec’s additive strategy to leverage the technology to design and build 25,000 production parts by 2025.
Wabtec also has additive manufacturing capabilities in western Pennsylvania, where it has opened a new additive lab at its Grove City facility.