Maximum design freedom with industrial 3D printing enables the production of components with integrated functionality
Sustainable energy efficiency, the reduction of CO2 emissions, ongoing cost pressure and the continuing demand for innovation - automobile manufacturers are faced with major challenges. There is also a growing need for customer-specific solutions. However, the problem with small-series production and the increasing demand for customisation is that traditional tool-based manufacturing processes often cannot be applied profitably.
Innovative, tool-less EOS Additive Manufacturing provides a new approach to tackling the current challenges facing the automotive industry. It offers maximum design freedom while allowing the creation of complex yet light components with high levels of rigidity.
Additive Manufacturing enables the production of components with integrated functionality - without the need for tools, thereby cutting development and production costs. What is more, suppliers can respond to customer requirements by offering individualized serial production of parts.
Rapid prototyping based on Additive Manufacturing also means automobile manufacturers can increase the efficiency of their research and development processes, enabling them to get their products on the market more quickly. The focus here is not just on geometrical part accuracy: EOS is continuously expanding its range of new materials in order to ensure that parts are functionally reproducible, too, and can be installed directly in serial production vehicles.
EOS Additive Manufacturing technology - Automotive best-practice examples
Case Study: Daimler EvoBus - How 3D printing is changing the supply chain