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Volkswagen Autoeuropa: Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures

Volkswagen Autoeuropa, who is responsible for manufacturing iconic Volkswagen models such as the Scirocco and Sharan, and has yearly output levels of 100,000 cars, now uses 3D printing to revolutionize its workflow. The facility 3D prints manufacturing aids that are used daily on the assembly line. No longer having to rely on external suppliers for its tools, jigs, and fixtures greatly reduces the costs and shrinks lead times from several weeks to just a few days.


Stratasys to Showcase its Advanced Carbon Fibre Additive Manufacturing Solution and Unique Multi-Material Capabilities at TCT Show 2018

At this year’s TCT Show (September 25-27), Stratasys, will showcase the value of 3D printing carbon fibre parts, as well as highlighting its unique multi-material additive manufacturing capabilities. From advanced prototypes, to composite tooling and final part production, Stratasys (Hall 3, Stand H36) will highlight examples from a broad spectrum of industries demonstrating how the company’s proven FDM and PolyJet technologies are significantly reducing time and costs for leading designers and manufacturers worldwide.

SABIC debuts at NPE 2018 new portfolio of PP compounds for soft feel in automotive interior components

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, unveiled here today at NPE 2018, booth S19001, a new and growing portfolio of SABIC® polypropylene (PP) compounds that deliver a soft feel combined with excellent scratch performance in unpainted, low gloss automotive interior components. The new SABIC® PP compounds offer the luxurious haptics and finishes that today’s consumers demand – even in lower-priced vehicles. At the same time, these injection molding materials can help automotive OEMs and tiers reduce costs by as much as 50 percent by avoiding secondary operations such as applying soft paint, fabric, foam or other surface covering.

First application of INEOS Styrolution’s Luran® S KR 2864C processed with KrausMaffei’s ColorForm technology

INEOS Styrolution’s Luran® S KR 2864C is designed for exterior applications, especially in the automotive industry
First commercial use of Luran S KR 2864C processed by the single-stage ColorForm technology
Cost-efficient alternative to traditional painting

CONTINENTAL TRUSTS IN EOS INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Continental. With the purchase of several EOS M 290 systems, Continental is investing in industrial 3D printing as a production technology. The company is deploying the EOS systems to produce metal components in series and has also received key support from EOS in installing the systems, training employees, developing applications, and launching manufacturing capacities.

Freudenberg-NOK Supplies Innovations and Advanced Technology to New Transmissions

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies' product portfolio, advanced manufacturing processes and facility expansion activities are helping automotive manufacturers meet demands to improve fuel economy through the industry's adoption of 9- and 10-speed vehicle transmissions.

Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions Integral to Launch New Light-Weight, Solar Powered 'e-floater' Electric Scooter

"We would have not been able to take this product from development to launch without using Stratasys 3D printing to develop a working prototype - it's as simple as that," Oliver Risse, Floatility's founder

Fully-functional 3D printed prototypes produced 50% faster using both FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies from Stratasys in comparison to silicon molding

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