TransWorld moves to open source technology

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-based TransWorld Manufacturing has taken a change of direction. It will cease accepting new orders, complete production of current orders and open source its technology. The manufacturing company specializing in the production of equipment for the crane, lifting and heavy haul industries, will repurpose its facility and focus on offering design, engineering and consulting services.

TransWorld Manufacturing boom dolly Boom dolly on a five axle all terrain crane

“We will still support the boom dolly industry by running profiles and designing towers. We are still offering design, engineering and consulting services,” explained Crystal Dieleman, TransWorld Manufacturing president.

Transworld still owns the IP for boom launchers, schnabel systems and self steer heavy haul trailers.

The decision to stop taking orders comes as TransWorld Manufacturing embraces a new direction aimed at fostering innovation and collaboration within the heavy lift and heavy haul industry, the company said.

To achieve this, TransWorld will be open sourcing its technology, making its entire portfolio of designs for spreader bars, lifting beams, outrigger mats, baskets, and boom dollies available to anyone for a small fee.

“We are excited to announce the transition towards open sourcing our technology for the heavy lift and heavy haul industry,” said  Dieleman. “By making our designs available, we aim to empower individuals and organizations with the tools they need to innovate and drive positive change within the industry.”

TransWorld remains in operation while it completes current production orders and will continue to support the large fleet of equipment in the field as well as warranty obligations after the production of new equipment ends.

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