12/13/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Additive Industries Provides MetalFab1 for Metal 3D Printing at Volkswagen

Volkswagen partners with Additive Industries' MetalFab1 for industrial metal 3D printing of tooling and spare parts.


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Volkswagen and Additive Industries have announced that they have entered into a long-term partnership to additively manufacture advanced tooling and spare parts for the Volkswagen Group. Additive Industries has installed its fully automated MetalFAB1 industrial metal 3D printing system in Wolfsburg, Germany, and the first products have been successfully produced after an 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,” says Klaus-Jürgen Herzberg, a member of the works council (Betriebsrat) for Volkswagen.

“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, department manager of Volkswagen.

“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,” says 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,” concludes Jan-Cees Santema, sales director of Europe for Additive Industries.