3D Printing Takes First Steps Into Serial Manufacturing Production
JANUARY 9, 2019
Automobile manufacturer Audi is using its A4 Limousine, a low-production model, as a proving ground for process innovation research. One large steel frame section of the A4 has always been difficult to manufacture, so the research team decided to try 3D printing. For a generation, 3D printing has gradually gained acceptance as a useful adjunct to product engineering and manufacturing. Heising says, “every player needs to redefine its strategy” to stay in business.