The application of 3D technologies in the transport industry is rapidly expanding. Starting with small parts for cars or motorcycles, our customers increasingly applied the most advanced technologies even to heavy machinery, ordering them not only functional but trim parts as well.

The customer faced a paradoxical problem. One well-known truck manufacturer is no longer selling trim parts needed by the client. A broken trim prevents the truck from passing technical inspection, even though the technical part of the truck works flawlessly. You may spend long hours looking for the needed part at used parts stores without a solution, but the other way is simply to turn to 3D printing professionals and use innovative technologies.

Using the unbroken side part provided by the customer, we performed a 3D scan of the truck trim using an extremely fast and accurate “Artec Leo” 3D scanner. This device scans with a 3D point accuracy of up to 0.1 mm. A built-in processor and battery allow the work to be done extremely quickly and comfortably.

The one-piece 76 cm high trim was printed using a large-scale FDM 3D printer “Modix” and ABS plastic. ABS plastic is strong, resistant to environmental influences and easy to post-process.

The 3D-printed trim was painted and installed in the truck. This type of manufacturing made it possible to get a part that was not on the market in just a few working days.

3D printing technology: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

3D printing material: ABS

Size (mm): 763.4 x 230.0 x 587.6