Thursday, June 25, 2020 09:46 AM

NEW TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS FOR 3D PRINTING GOES ON STREAM: BMW GROUP BUILDS ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, WITH SKILLS CONSOLIDATED AT SINGLE SITE - AUTOMOTIVE WORLD

The BMW Group has today officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production. The campus, which came at an investment of 15 million, will allow the BMW Group to develop its position as technology leader in the utilisation of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Milan Nedeljkovi, BMW AG Board Member for Production, said: Additive manufacturing is already an integral part of our worldwide production system today, and established in our digitalisation strategy. In the future, new technologies of this kind will shorten production times even further and allow us to benefit even more fully from the potential of toolless manufacturing.

Daniel Schfer, Senior Vice President for Production Integration and Pilot Plant at the BMW Group, adds: Our goal is to industrialise 3D printing methods more and more for automotive production, and to implement new automation concepts in the process chain. This will allow us to streamline component manufacturing for series production and speed up development. At the same time, we are collaborating with vehicle development, ...

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