Vehicle manufacturer announces cooperation with HP and GKN to integrate small customized parts on production vehicles. Structural parts two-to-three years away.
Volkswagen announced today it is the first automotive manufacturer using the the HP Metal Jet 3D printing process to simplify and speed up metallic 3D printing. The biggest advantage: productivity improves fifty times compared to other 3D printing methods and depending on the component. Together with printer manufacturer HP and component manufacturer GKN Powder Metallurgy, Volkswagen is therefore pressing ahead with the development of the technology for mass production. The partners presented the new process for the first time