Video: Additive Manufacturing Advances at Caterpillar

Stacey DelVecchio of Caterpillar describes how AM is moving forward within a large and established company. Today, there is tooling and aftermarket parts. Ultimately, the technology will empower engineers to realize parts and products “they never even dreamed possible.”


In this video conversation with AM, Caterpillar additive manufacturing product manager Stacey DelVecchio describes a very specific and valuable potential application the company sees for additive: using it to redesign diesel engine fuel chambers for greater performance. To get to applications such as this one, the engineering staff throughout the company is learning to use additive manufacturing today in other valuable applications she discusses here, particularly tooling and aftermarket parts.