Promoting inclusive mobility with 3D printed braille handrail signs

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Innovation Highlights

We are proud to partner with CFK for the production of 3D printed braille handrail signs for Deutsche Bahn, to help visually impaired travelers to better navigate in and around train stations in Germany.

Aheadd®, our high-performance aluminium powders, combined with CFK’s Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) technology, enables the production of individual handrail signs with different messages including braille and lengths in one production run. The high productivity and metallurgical advantages of Aheadd®CP1 make the parts more affordable than any other LPBF material solutions currently available.

“Our team is committed to driving the development of 3D printed solutions to not only combat supply chain challenges, but also to improve the travel experience of customers, including visually impaired people, in the rail sector. It is important that industry experts develop user-focused 3D printing applications by creating specific solutions and materials. This boosts the end users' confidence in additive manufacturing products and will accelerate the transformation towards digital manufacturing," said Arvid Eirich from Deutsche Bahn.


3D printed braille handrail signs with hand
3D printed braille handrail signs

3D printed braille handrail signs

3D printed braille handrail signs