Design and manufacture of accessories for car manufacturers and suppliers

Design and manufacture of accessories for car manufacturers and suppliers


Additive manufacturing
3D Modeling: “It’s Just Different”

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Parts of the array are already designed using additive manufacturing. However, the possibilities are not over yet. How are BMW, Continental and Schaeffler expanding additive manufacturing?

BMW developed the guide rail for the window of the i8 Roadster in just five days at the Additive Manufacturing Center - and transferred it to series production.  100 window guide rails are made within 24 hours.
BMW developed the guide rail for the window of the i8 Roadster in just five days at the Additive Manufacturing Center – and transferred it to series production. 100 window guide rails are made within 24 hours.

(Photo: Tom Werner/BMW)

For the German automaker, Continental designed and manufactured by adding a vibration-reducing bracket for a high-speed pump that is suitable for 3D printing. Progress reached half the normal time. “At the same time, we have produced and delivered almost 30,000 certified steel parts according to the automotive standard IATF 16949 – and without any defects,” says Stefan Kammann proudly.

He is Head of Business Center Sampling and Mechanical Solutions at Continental Engineering Services (CES). He also created and directed Adam. Adam stands for “Additional Design and Manufacturing” and is the AM department at Continental.