VW adds Additive Industries’ MetalFAB1 for production of advanced tooling
November 13, 2018
Additive Industries, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has announced a long-term partnership with Volkswagen, Wolfsburg, Germany, to additively manufacture advanced tooling and spare parts for the Volkswagen Group. It was reported that in September 2018, Additive Industries installed the latest fully automated and integrated MetalFAB1 system at the facility in Wolfsburg, with the first products having now been successfully produced after intensive training of the Volkswagen team.
“We see great potential for 3D metal printing of a broad range of car parts and tooling and have joined forces in Volkswagen internally to increase our facility seven fold to be prepared for the digital future,” stated VW’s Klaus-Jürgen Herzberg. “The investment in the most modern 3D printing equipment allows us to continue to be front-runners in toolmaking and give our craftsmen access to the latest technology,” added Oliver Pohl, VW Department Manager.
“For Additive Industries, the partnership with Volkswagen, the world’s largest car maker is a confirmation of our strategy to accelerate industrial additive manufacturing and focus on innovators in their markets,” according to Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries.
“We are proud to work closely with the Volkswagen team in Wolfsburg to execute on our roadmap for manufacturing excellence and expansion of the metal additive manufacturing footprint,” concluded Jan-Cees Santema, Sales Director Europe for Additive Industries.