Metallic 3D printing is on track for automotive series production. In the future, at least 50,000 parts per year are to be produced in series production and more than 10,000 individual and spare parts. This goal is supported by the IDAM joint project.
Electric mobility is keeping forming technicians on their toes. The changes of the automotive market and their effects on the industry were discussed at the 13th Forming Technology Colloquium in Darmstadt.
With the new 8 Series Coupé BMW doesn`t only want to penetrate deeper into the luxury GT segment. The company also plans to tackle Porsche and Co. in the sports car segment. Among other things, lightweight design should contribute to this.
A vehicle with its weight reduced by more than 200 kg, a 3D printed standard metal component and other exciting lightweight concepts: Altair and the Center for Automotive Research announced the winners of the Enlighten Award.
Thanks to intelligent lightweight construction, BMW was able to reduce the weight of the new 6 Series GT by around 150 kg compared to its predecessor. In order to connect the aluminium rear longitudinal member to other body parts in accordance with the mixed construction principle, the OEM took a new interdisciplinary approach.