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BMW Group drives the industrialisation of 3D printing

BMW Group drives the industrialisation of 3D printing

Written by Paul

December 16, 2020

The BMW Group is taking the next step in the systematic integration of industrial 3D printing processes.

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With the systematic integration of industrial 3D printing processes, the BMW Group intends to fully exploit the advantages of the technology — such as the rapid availability of components, flexibility in design and production without the need for complex tools. Daniel Schäfer, Head of Production Integration and Pilot Plant at the BMW Group: “Processes such as additive manufacturing help us to shorten development cycles and thus bring our vehicles to production readiness more quickly. 3D printing also shortens component production times, while meeting high quality standards.” 3D-printed components for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Since the middle of this year, the BMW Group has been producing additive-manufactured vehicle components in metal and plastic for the new Rolls-Royce Ghost. These are manufactured along the process chain at various locations in the global production network and are then assembled in Goodwood, the British town where the exclusive automobile was born. The company will install several hundred thousand additive-manufactured parts in the Rolls-Royce Ghost over the model life of the car. The components are located in the body of the car as well as in the passenger […]

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