April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Development of Additive Manufactured Production Parts at Caterpillar


Intermediate May 9, 2017 11:45 am - 12:10 pm

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Paul A. Zwart, Market Development Consultant, Caterpillar Inc

Caterpillar is actively exploring opportunities to apply additive manufacturing to meet the demanding challenges of the markets we serve. This presentation will highlight one or more case studies of how this technology has been applied for metal parts, and the process of going from initial concept all the way to production parts. We will also discuss how additive manufacturing technology is enabling:

  • flexibility of design to meet requirements that could not be easily met with traditional manufacturing approaches,
  • optimized performance of the systems where the additively manufactured parts are used, and
  • reduced defects as compared with traditional manufacturing methods that were previously used to manufacture these types of parts.

Sponsored by:   materialise


Paul A. Zwart

Market Development Consultant
Caterpillar Inc

Paul is an engineering Leader at Caterpillar with a passion for Product Dev