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July 20, 2022

Additive Manufacturing: A Solution for Part Obsolescence

Unplanned downtime due to aging equipment has plagued manufacturers, engineers, and fleet operators for years. Recent supply chain issues have exacerbated the problem. Thankfully, advances in additive manufacturing allow operators to 3D print replacement parts and get machines up and running quickly. Read about the benefits of engineering/reverse engineering parts with...

May 23, 2021

Lightweighting With Additive Manufacturing

Flexibility, cost, and weight savings are key elements for most manufacturers. Lightweighting comprises all the methods and practices to make industrial parts and products (like vehicles) weigh less while retaining – or even enhancing – their technical and mechanical functionality. From saving on materials to substituting lighter weight materials to eliminating parts through smarter design (ask us about the drill shoe!), additive...

December 22, 2020

Industrial Scale 3D Printing

The BMW Group has benefited from the advantages of AM. It offers fast availability of components, flexible component design, and the ability to manufacture parts without elaborate tools. “Processes such as additive manufacturing help us to speed up development cycles and get our vehicles to series maturity faster. 3D printing also shortens the production times of components while meeting rigorous quality requirements,” said Daniel Schäfer,...