If you’re interested in what 3D/additive can/can’t do, then you might want to attend the Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive, that is being held at the first industry day of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), January 16, in Cobo Center.
#oem #Volkswagen #MINI
Hybrid additive/subtractive systems for printing and finishing metal parts have been around for years now. It’s always been “first build it, then cut and polish it.” A process developed by 3DEO Inc. uses a radically different hybrid method.
Simulation software enables automotive engineers to take advantage of the lightweighting opportunities provided by technologies like 3D printing and microcellular injection molding.
Here are some interesting numbers recently reported by BMW, starting with one-million, which is the number of 3D printed components that the company has used in series production since it started using the additive process for production purposes back in 2010.
#HP #RollsRoyce #MINI
The volume production of aluminum parts made with additive manufacturing has become one step closer to realization as a pilot operation that was announced last year by a joint venture established Daimler, German aircraft structures supplier Premium Aerotec, and additive manufacturing equipment producer EOS (eos.info), NextGenAM, has been established in a Premium Aerotec facility in Varel, Germany.