For the first time, Porsche has produced the complete housing of an e-drive using 3D printing. True to the motto "lighter, stiffer, more compact," the motor-transmission unit produced using the additive laser-melting process passed all quality and load tests without any problems.
3D printing is ideally suited for the rapid and cost-effective manufacturing of components and parts. This is not only an advantage in the plastics, automotive and aviation industries. Also foundries can use 3D printing to their advantage.
Audi is going to implement a successful in-house additive production. In the medium term, this process could lead not only to the construction of prototypes but also to the provision of spare parts in line with demand - at the expense of die casting?