How Volkswagen Autoeuropa is using 3D printing to cut back on costs and lead times

How Volkswagen Autoeuropa is using 3D printing to cut back on costs and lead times

Volkswagen Autoeuropa, a Volkswagen-owned automobile manufacturing facility based in Portugal, has seen the benefits of using Ultimaker 3D printers for the production of custom tools and parts. According to the car manufacturing plant, the desktop 3D printers have enabled it to manufacture custom parts more quickly and at a lower cost than using traditional manufacturing methods. When we think about 3D printing being used for car manufacturing, we usually think of industrial additive manufacturing systems and top-of-the-line (read: expensive) equipment. As Volkswagen Autoeuropa has shown, however, even desktop 3D printers have their part to play in the automotive industry. […]

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