Additive Manufacturing on the Threshold of Mass Production

Potential of 3D Printing: New Materials, Automated Process Chains, Decentralized Production

2022/01/19

Summary

  This report contains a Spotlight article from Springer's automotive technical magazine "ATZ" www.atz-magazine.com. and "MTZ" www.mtz-magazine.com. Springer is a German company affiliated with MarkLines.

About Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH

  Established in 2010 as a subsidiary of Springer Nature Company, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH is one of the world's leading scientific and technical publishers. It mainly publishes technical journals and books for engineers and social scientists, in addition to holding various technical events.

About Automotive Technology Magazine ATZ

  Motorwagen-Zeitschrift (Motored Vehicles Magazine) was founded in 1898 as an automotive technical magazine. From 1929, the name of the magazine was changed to "ATZ (=Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift: Automotive engineering magazine)". In addition to being published in German, the English edition has been available since 2001.

 

Additive Manufacturing
on the Threshold
of Mass Production

The opportunities presented by Additive Manufacturing (AM) now go far beyond just model making or prototype construction. Many automotive companies are already producing personalized components and spare parts with 3-D printers.
But the biggest challenge facing the technology is making the breakthrough into vehicle mass production.

 

 

Material from: Thomas Siebel, Editor for mechanical engineering and materials on the Springer Professional online portal, Additive Manufacturing on the Threshold of Mass Production, IN THE SPOTLIGHT article from MTZ worldwide [11/2021] [the websites of Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, which are available at www.springerfachmedien-wiesbaden.de] reproduced with permission of Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH.