EOS’s first customer was BMW in the late 1980s and rapid prototyping was born. In the 30 years since then, aerospace and medical have been the lighthouses transitioning 3D printing into additive manufacturing. Over the last 18 months, rapid prototyping’s original customers have created one of the busiest growth areas. The advanced transportation segment is now poised to lead the AM revolution toward high volume serial production and Industry 4.0.
With unique challenges relating to cost per part, limited availability of accepted industry materials, and volumes not previously thought possible with AM, the automotive segment is succeeding against all odds. This presentation will guide you on a journey explaining what economic and technical changes have occurred to spur this transformation.
This presentation will explain which “non-traditional” auto materials are being chosen and why, which style of machines are being used, and the use cases currently in production. The customers highlighted in this presentation will include Daimler-Benz, BMW Group AG, GM, and Volkswagen Group AG.
We will introduce an automotive partner company to this presentation who will share their personal experience building parts that are physically driving in vehicles.
- Understand how the automotive industry is getting over their perceived cost per part challenges
- Leave knowing which applications are driving the industry and why
- Look at applications within your own organization that you had not previously considered