According to a survey by the German Foundry Industry (BDG), 57 % of the German companies surveyed fear supply bottlenecks for preliminary products, auxiliary materials and raw materials in the future. The industry's feedback: Many international companies are able to deliver, and to offer their services despite the corona crisis. Who else supplies? Get an overview here!
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.
At this year's Lightweight Summit, Mario Braun from Kamax Automotive, Jochen Rühl from Reichenbacher Hamuel and Joachim Gundlach from Grunewald demonstrated how weight and costs can be reduced by using different processes and materials.