Mobile 3D Printing of Rail Track Surface for Rapid Repairment

The primary objective of this study is to develop 3D metal/composite printing technology for fixing railway surface damage on site, which includes: (1) Mobile 3D printer system design; (2) Rapid surface cleaning of rail track; (3) 3D printing rail track surface on site; and (4) Trueing surface to achieve precise dimension and surface finish.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $67059
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      U.S. Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Transportation Research Center

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas
      4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
      Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
    • Performing Organizations:

      Transportation Research Center

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas
      4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
      Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
    • Start Date: 20170701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01641401
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University Transportation Center on Improving Rail Transportation Infrastructure Sustainability and Durability
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jul 23 2017 8:26PM