Ogle Models Build Scale Model of Metro Carriage Concept for Siemens Rail Systems

Table of Content

Introduction
Siemens’ New Metro Carriage Concept
Ogle’s Contribution in Scale Model Development
Conclusion
About Ogle Models and Prototypes

Introduction

Ogle Models & Prototypes worked with Siemens Rail Systems to demonstrate a scale model of a new Metro carriage concept at MetroRail 2012 held in London. Ogle in close cooperation with designers at Atlantic Design Projects Ltd (ADPL) and Siemens, fulfilled the tight deadline by delivering the high quality model on time.

Siemens’ New Metro Carriage Concept

Being a leading rail vehicle manufacturer, Siemens unveiled many impressive new concepts for Metro travel. One such innovative concept is the next generation of deep tube trains (Figure 1). To help visually highlight the high-tech design, Siemens appointed ADPL, a long standing and trusted partner, to work on a project involving the development of an accurate, superior-quality, scale model for exhibition at MetroRail 2012.

Figure 1. One of Siemens’ impressive new concepts for Metro travel is the next generation of deep tube trains

Ogle’s Contribution in Scale Model Development

ADPL, in close cooperation with Siemens engineers, created the full-scale 3D engineering models of the new train using Pro-Engineer software. It then contacted Ogle to make a 1:20 physical scale model to visually showcase the accurate details of the interior and exterior of the carriages (Figure 2). ADPL’s Charles Greenway informed that the company provided all of its full-scale 3D CAD designs to the Ogle team, which used the data to develop a 1:20 physical scale model in a fashion that would facilitate representing all of the key features correctly.

Figure 2. The Ogle team created a 1:20 physical scale model to visually showcase the accurate details of the interior and exterior of the carriages.

Considering the fine accuracy needed to make the model, Ogle decided to build the model primarily using the Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing process, which created the model with a superior surface finish and accuracy. Ogle’s proficiency with the SLA process enabled the team to attain accuracy levels of ±0.1mm per 100mm. This significantly contributed to the successful development of the physical scale model. As an additive process, SLA was able to easily incorporate the fine and intricate details into the model as per the requirement.

Conclusion

The company has established excellent working relationship with Ogle, and the key element to this was great communication as the company witnessed no major problems during the entire process. Despite the tight deadline, Ogle delivered the model on time and within budget. Both Siemens and ADPL were very happy with the model and look forward their next partnership with Ogle.

About Ogle Models and Prototypes

Based and manufacture wholly in the UK, Ogle Models and Prototypes is continually evolving and always provide an exemplary service with an unmatched knowledge base, the most advanced equipment and unrivalled expertise. Ogle combines talented hands on team, with some of the very latest manufacturing technologies, including 3D printing for prototyping and manufacturing together with CNC machining and vacuum casting.

With a dedicated finishing department every model, prototype and part produced by Ogle will be finished to the precise specifications of the client. Ogle has recently invested in a purpose built paint facility, ensuring any fully finished model is given the best of treatments.

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