In the future, Volkswagen will use 3D printing on production lines
The Volkswagen tool department has inaugurated a very advanced 3D printing center in the Wolfsburg plant which brings the latest generation of 3D printers to the German Group, which will in future enable the production of highly complex automotive components.
Furthermore, with the new structure, the tool department realizes one of the key points of the Pact for the Future signed in 2016 and expands its production skills thanks to grants from the Innovation II Fund.
"The 3D printing center brings Volkswagen's additive manufacturing activities to a new level," said Andreas Tostmann, Member of the Volkswagen Board of Directors and Production Manager.
"In two or three years, three-dimensional printing will also be interesting for the first production series components. In the future we may also be able to use 3D printers directly on the vehicle production line," added Tostmann.
At the center for 3D printing, which covers an area of 3,100 square meters, toolmakers, designers and members of the research team work closely together to develop new products and processes.