3D Printing News
How have OEMs been integrating 3D printing into their development and production operations? We look at recent developments at Seat and Audi
The latest issue Automotive Manufacturing Solutions features insight on 3D printing of parts and tooling with Porsche, Audi and Seat, digital solutions for aluminium welding and much more. With technology solutions from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Henkel and Castrol.
Mahle and Trumpf join Porsche on a project to develop additive manufacturing processes for high-load drive components
An innovative alternative to conventional sports seat upholstery is in development with a 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat
A new technology campus for additive manufacturing comes on stream in Munich
Watch: ‘Covid is accelerating digital supply chain and production’ | Your questions answered with EY’s Bart Huthwaite
Following our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Bart Huthwaite, principal for automotive and transportation at EY, rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including digital twins, industrial IOT, trade wars and changing production models.
Latest industry reports on additive manufacturing suggest that the promised land of serial production is closer than we might think
Toyota use additive manufacturing services to validate a number of exterior components for design, fit and function
Volkswagen is investigating the potential of additive manufacturing to take its applications beyond prototyping
Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.
The Lasertec 125 3D hybrid is new, 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability for production of complex components in one hit
Additive manufacturing is offering not only a wider range of application techniques but also materials with polymers now joined by metals and even ceramics
Dunlop has taken its first step into the use of additive technology with the purchase of a desktop machine
OEMs and tier suppliers are now integrating additive manufacturing processes into their production operations – a prime example is BMW
Germany - Covestro and Carbon are hoping to make 3D printing applicable for mass volume applications
US - GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 38,260sq.ft facility also includes an additive manufacturing customer centre.
Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems.
With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.
The Audi R8 series of sports cars is described as being closer to motor racing than any other on-the-road vehicles. Mike Farish takes a closer look at the manufacturing operation