All 3D printing articles

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    FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

    2019-07-05T10:29:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live  conference in Detroit in December

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    Ford adds new automation, cobots and 3D printing to Chicago plant

    2019-06-26T07:54:00Z

    In a $1 billion upgrade, the American carmaker has added a host of new technology and digital processes to modernize its oldest continuously operating plant.

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    Bosch to showcase 3d printing, other manufacturing technologies at Hannover Messe

    2019-03-27T09:47:00Z

    Production in 3D Source: Hannover Messe Bosch will show technologies that help make the factory of the future a reality Bosch will show a range of new technologies at the Hannover Messe that will demonstrate that the factory of the future is quickly becoming ...

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    OEMs face technology investment challenges for a changing supply chain landscape

    2019-02-20T10:53:00Z

    Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road?

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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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    Daimler forging its future in Factory 56 with emphasis on agile manufacture of mobility and EV solutions

    2018-10-18T13:22:00Z

    New car manufacturing facilities will need to be highly flexible as the trends of vehicle electrification and autonomous driving continue to evolve. 

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    Daimler, partners launch 3D printing pilot

    2018-08-31T12:14:43Z

    At the center of the production chain is the EOS M 400-4 four-laser system (Photo: Daimler) Daimler and two specialist partners have put into operation a pilot plant that uses 3D printing technology to make components for the automotive and aerospace industries. The German premium car group worked on ...

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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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    Mercedes-Benz TecFactory: “We are systematically orienting the factory structure to digitalization”

    2018-06-15T19:09:00Z

    Andreas Friedrich, manager of the Mercedes-Benz TecFactory, talks about new technologies and production methods and the role digitalization will play in shaping tomorrow’s car plants.

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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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    Ford invests in robots, data hub in Kentucky plant

    2018-02-21T10:13:00Z

    Managers at Ford s Kentucky Truck Plant get information on seven big-screen monitors (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has invested a further 25 million dlrs to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, to meet a 25 pc increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and ...

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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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    Thyssenkrupp opens 3D manufacturing tech center

    2017-09-06T11:19:00Z

    Additive manufacturing offers a seamless digital process from 3D data to finished product (Photo: Thyssenkrupp) Hoping to industrialize a new manufacturing technology, Thyssenkrupp has opened a technology center for 3D printing or additive manufacturing. The German engineering and steel group, a major supplier to the auto ...

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    Reply to start European data-scientist training program

    2016-06-20T19:05:32Z

    Industry 4.0 featured prominently at the Munich Reply Xchange (Photo: Arjen Bongard) MUNICH -- Reply SpA has signed an agreement with The Data Incubator to bring more data-analysis expertise to European companies. Reply, which operates a network of companies focused on developing new, connected technologies and business models, said ...

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    At HP, a new corporate venture unit

    2016-05-18T18:14:34Z

    HP predicts 3D printing will become mainstream by 2022 (Photo: HP inc.) HP Inc. has launched a corporate venture unit that will support early-stage companies with promising new technologies. The California-based computer hardware group also announced it had developed a production-ready 3D printing system. HP Tech Ventures will make ...

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    Siemens PLM expands partner program

    2015-06-24T18:14:47Z

    Siemens is looking for disruptive manufacturing ideas to streamline production processes (Photo: Siemens) Siemens PLM and the German engineering group's Technology to Business (TTB) division are expanding a manufacturing partnership program to include robotics startups. Until now the so-called "Frontier Partner Program" made available Siemens PLM software to startups ...

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    CES Asia - Shanghai

    2015-04-29T14:08:12Z

    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will hold a keynote address at CES Asia (Photo: CES) The international CES is staging an Asian version of its flagship Las Vegas consumer electronics trade show in Asia this year. CES Asia will take place in Shanghai May 25 through 27. One of the ...