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Daimler Touts Low-Cost 3D Printing Process

Daimler AG has completed a two-year pilot program for a fully automated additive manufacturing process that promises to cut costs in half for 3D-printed parts.
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Daimler AG says it has completed a two-year pilot program for a fully automated additive manufacturing process that promises to cut costs in half for 3D-printed parts.

The carmaker partnered with 3D-printing specialist Electro Optic Systems (EOS) GmbH and Premium Aerotech GmbH, which is a subsidiary of Airbus Group, on the project. The partners used a four-laser EOS machine at Aerotec’s facility in Varel, Germany, to produce replacement parts for Daimler’s Truck division.

Initial applications include a diesel engine bracket (pictured). Daimler says it also is evaluating potential uses for passenger vehicles, including cooling line base plates for EVs.

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