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BMW’s created 1M 3D-printed parts since 2010

BMW's created 1M 3D-printed parts since 2010

Written by David

December 10, 2018

BMW makes 1-millionth 3D-printed component The use of 3D-printed components isn’t exactly new, but it has begun to reach levels normally reserved for mass production. A remarkable example is the 3D priting of parts by BMW. The German automaker said in a November announcement that it has produced one million 3D-printed components since 2010. This year alone, the BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center will manufacture 200,000 components via 3D printers, which is up 42 percent over 2017. The one-millionth component was a window guide rail for the BMW i8 Roadster . BMW said it took just five days to develop the component which was then integrated into production shortly thereafter. BMW worked with HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology to develop and manufacture the part. The part marks the first time a BMW/HP partnership component made its way into series production. Aside from the window guide rail, the i8 Roadster […]


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