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.
Until now, additive manufacturing has been expensive and too slow for series production of car components. Volkswagen, HP and GKN Powder Metallurgy want to change this within the next two to three years.