Germany: Automotive Manufacturing BMW Opens Lightweight Construction Centre in Landshut
BMW has opened a lightweight construction center at its production site in Landshut. There, the engineers will work interdisciplinary on new materials and mixed construction concepts and thus lay the foundation for future BMW Group models.
Munich/Germany —At the new lightweight construction center, 160 engineers will conduct research into materials and mixed construction concepts for future vehicles. The think tank, in which BMW claims to have invested approx. € 20 million, will also be working on conventional lightweight construction concepts. “These concepts are often less expensive,” said Florian Schek, BMW's head of the lightweight section at the "AI Lightweight Construction Summit" earlier this year.
The building will combine production, laboratory and office space on an area of about 7,600 m2. The equipment and technologies used in the daily research work will make use of the opportunities offered by digitalization, such as virtual reality, 3D printers or the latest generation of CFRP meshes and collaborative robots.
This article was first published by Automobil Industrie.