22 Jul '16, 12pm

#3Dprinting now good enough for final & spare car parts

To no one's surprise, BMW, an HP ecosystem partner, intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. But it may be news to some that the carmaker has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks. BMW has made over 10,000 final production 3D printed parts in its Rolls-Royce Phantom since 2012, and just began using additive techniques this year for components in the Rolls-Royce Dawn. (Source: BMW) BMW, an early adopter of AM in cars, says it's been using 3D-printed components for end production parts since 2012 in the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Since the beginning of this year, the carmaker has also been producing parts using these methods for its new Rolls-Royce Dawn luxury car. That's be...

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