Economics

21 May 2019

RATP HAS AWARDED ALSTOM AN ORDER FOR 50 APTIS ELECTRIC BUSES

RATP HAS AWARDED ALSTOM AN ORDER FOR 50 APTIS ELECTRIC BUSES As in April announced Alstom is one of the three manufacturers choosen by the Paris public transport company RATP to deliver electric buses. In the first tranche of the tender Alstom is now awarded an order for 50 of the Aptis electric buses. The amount of the framework contract could reach 133 million euros and is 100% financed by Île-de-France Mobilités. These Aptis buses, 12 metres long, will play a role in the massive renewal of the bus fleet of the Île-de-France network.

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15 May 2019

FIRST DAIMLER PARTS BY AUTOMATED METALLIC 3D PRINTING

FIRST DAIMLER PARTS BY AUTOMATED METALLIC 3D PRINTING The 3D printing process, also known as "Additive Manufacturing" (AM), has become more and more interesting as a complementary or alternative process to conventional manufacturing techniques. Along with plastics and ceramics, it is also possible to produce metal components in a 3D printing process. The first part produced is a bracket for a truck diesel engine. Cost of manufacturing parts could be reduced by up to 50 percent.

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