3d printing

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    Digital manufacturing: Volkswagen opens 3D printing center, BMW tools up for i4 production

    2018-12-12T15:34:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has added a 3D printing center to its Toolmaking unit in Wolfsburg, to make complex vehicle components both for prototyping and then series production. It features new-generation HP-supplied printers with a fast, flexible binder jetting process; this supplements the selective laser melting (SLM) process ...

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    BASF invests in Materialise for 3D printing software and technologies

    2018-07-20T10:37:25Z

    Peugeot Fractal interior panel, featuring Materialise 3D printing technology Image: Peugeot BASF is investing S25million in 3D printing technology supplier Materialise, based in Leuven, Belgium, and building upon their existing partnership. The two companies are establishing an open business model to optimize both materials and software for 3D printing, ...

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    GM using Autodesk software, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

    2018-05-09T12:47:30Z

    3D-printed seat bracket Image: GM General Motors has described how it is using generative design software from Autodesk in its next-generation lightweighting programme, and how this is helping the development of more efficient alternative-propulsion and zero-emission vehicles. Using cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, multiple permutations of a component can ...

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    Local Motors partners with Robotic Research to optimize development and production

    2018-04-23T08:39:19Z

    Local Motors designed the Olli autonomous shuttle bus to be 3D printed [Image: Local Motors] Local Motors is partnering with Robotic Research, best-known for its work for the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, to further develop Olli, its autonomous-driving shuttle bus. They will collaborate on integrating new ...

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    At Porsche Classic, printing spare parts in 3D

    2018-02-21T10:05:44Z

    Replacement parts for the Porsche 959 may be produced with 3D printers (Photo: Porsche) Porsche has started using 3D printers to produce rare spare parts for classic vehicles. The German premium sports car maker said classic models have around 52,000 parts, most of which only need to be made ...

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    Dassault Systemes CEO sees big changes in car engineering

    2014-03-10T11:09:37Z

    Dassault Systemes' Charles says in-car electronics are too complex (Photo: Dassault Systemes) Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles expects big changes in car engineering as the industry deploys new product design and development technologies. In a telephone interview with automotiveIT, Charles, who has headed the Paris-based maker of 3D design ...