3D Printing Blitzkriegs Into European Auto Industry

 

Volkswagen Autoeuropa has released astonishing data, relative to their usage of 3D Printing Technology in their assembly line for producing tooling components in auto industry since 2014 :

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  • Reduction in production cost by over 90%
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A 3D printed liftgate badge tool, used to accurately apply a car’s model name

  • Tool development time reduced by 95%
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Bank of 3D printers at the Volkswagen Autoeuropa Pilot Plant

  • Annual saving of almost $160K
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Comparative cost and lead time of outsourced and 3D printed liftgate badge tools

  • Projected saving for this year $200K
  • Initial investment in 3d printers recovered within two months

3D printing technology is here & it is for real an industrial blitzkrieg.

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