BMBF project IDAM to enable metallic 3D printing in automotive series production
“On March 27, 2019, the joint project IDAM held its kick-off meeting in Munich, which was intended to lead the way for furthering the use of AM processes in automotive series production. The project partners, including 11 leading industry stakeholders and SMEs, are eager to transfer metallic 3D printing into an industrialized and highly automated series process for the automotive industry.
Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the goal of IDAM is to promote the “Industrialization and Digitization of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Automotive Series Processes”. By integrating metallic 3D printing into the conventional production lines of the automotive industry, IDAM’s plans to be able to produce at least 50,000 components per year in mass production and over 10,000 individual and spare parts – at the highest quality and under extreme cost pressure – with the AM production lines in the near future. The IDAM project’s targets are looking to replace cost and time consuming processes, such as the production of molds, and to meet the desire for product customization at no extra cost.”
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