BMW Combining 3D Printing with VR for Design Purposes

Published by , March 31, 2017 9:11 am

(3Ders.org) BMW is exploring the benefits of combining 3D printing and VR for design-related purposes. In designing and developing a new vehicle, BMW would traditionally have to manufacture one or several prototypes for each part—a time-consuming and costly process. With the advancement of 3D printing, however, this task was made significantly easier, as the company was able to additively manufacture one-off prototypes in a more time and cost efficient manner.
BMW is hoping to streamline its design and prototyping process even more by adding VR into the process. That is, in combining VR tech with 3D printing, BMW is confident that it can simplify and speed up its auto design stage by cutting back on the number of parts that even need to be additively manufactured.

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