The BMW Group is taking the next step in the systematic integration of industrial 3D printing processes. The goal is to industrialize additive manufacturing and integrate it into the various divisions of the company in a sustainable manner with economic benefits. This includes above all vehicle development and production.
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. (Source: BMW Group) 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.
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