Global MFG - Aug 7, 2020
Additive manufacturing goes mainstreamAustin Weber | Assembly Magazine
Additive manufacturing goes mainstream
Automotive engineers have been intrigued with additive manufacturing for more than a decade. That’s because the technology offers numerous benefits, such as the ability to rapidly create physical parts, consolidate multiple components or assemblies into one part, and test the fit or function of parts before mass production.
One automaker at the forefront of 3D printing is General Motors. The company recently opened a 4,000-square-foot Additive Innovation Lab at its tech center in Warren, MI. And, later this year, GM plans to open an Additive Industrialization Center in the same R&D complex.