VW Builds Into the Future With New 3D Printing Center
Now that VW has announced the opening of their new 3-D printing center at their Wolfsburg facility, it’s a good time to take a look at where 3-D printing technologies are, currently. The center brings “the most highly advanced generation of 3-D printers to the Volkswagen Group“.
Partnering with HP, VW plans to 3-D print production parts directly on the assembly line. VW will rely on two technologies for 3-D printing: Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Binder Jetting. Both processes have their own specific application with binder jetting making metallic 3-D printing considerably faster and easier.