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BMW Reaches Milestone of Producing One Million 3D Printed Parts for Cars


BMW Group recently announced that it has created the company's one-millionth 3D printed component for series production: a window guide rail for the BMW i8 Roadster.

As additive manufacturing continues speeding down the highway of innovation, a number of leading automotive companies have adopted the technology into their production workflow. One of the first to get behind the wheel was BMW Group, which first started 3D printing plastic and metal components back in 2010.

Last week, BMW Group announced that it had just fitted its one-millionth 3D printed part in series production: a window guide rail for the new BMW i8 Roadster, a sleek convertible hybrid performance car. Located inside of the car door area, this part is used to help the window operate smoothly.

BMW Group has been using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology to produce the series of window guide rails. The high-speed 3D printing process developed by HP allows the automotive company to produce up to 100 window guide rails in a 24-hour period.

The component was developed and 3D printed in just five days at the luxury car manufacturer’s Additive Manufacturing Center located in Munich, Germany. Earlier this year, BMW also opened a nearby Additive Manufacturing Campus, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide BMW with a place to further their expertise with 3D printing technology.

Source :www.all3dp.com
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