Additive manufacturing is being increasingly used for industrial applications. However, long production times currently inhibit its use in large-scale series production typical of the automotive industry. Combining conventional processes with AM can be one solution to meet this challenge.
What will vehicle production look like in the future? The management consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group investigated the future of vehicle production in a study and a simulation - based on real production data. Daniel Küpper and Christoph Sieben explain the effects in this interview.
While other car shows are struggling with cancellations, the aisles of the Auto Shanghai are bursting at the seams. German manufacturers in particular do not want to leave the field to the growing Chinese car manufacturers.