Genuine parts for Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Daimler Buses as well as for vintage cars and late-model classics that can be ordered and supplied even after many years - in the parts business they are already reality and have been for a long time.
Now comes the next step: The first plastic series-production parts made using additive manufacturing technology have been in use since 2016 in, among others, our commercial vehicles division and in special-purpose vehicles such as, e.g. the Unimog. Today, customers can order a double-digit number of parts for Mercedes-Benz Trucks out of the 3D printer in any desired quantity, "at the touch of a button," so to speak.
The Buses division nowadays also uses this technology to produce special customer options, and as part of the CSP 3DD (Customer Services & Parts 3D Print) project conducts in-depth reviews to determine which parts are suitable for being manufactured using the 3D printing process.
The available special parts and spare parts are made from high-grade plastic components. covers, spacers, spring caps, air and wiring ducts, brackets and mountings are some examples.