BMW 3D-Printing Parts in Range of Models from Rolls-Royce to Minis

Published by , November 27, 2018 2:16 pm

(RoadAndTrack) BMW started experimenting with 3D printing in 2010 and two years later parts made using additive manufacturing processes made it into series production when the Rolls-Royce needed various laser-sintered parts. Since 2017, the fiber optic guide fixtures of the Dawn have also been 3D-printed. Today, Rolls-Royce uses a total of ten 3D-printed components throughout its lineup.
Mini’s custom indicator inlays and dashboard trim strips are also made with 3D-printing. For the i8 Roadster, BMW prints aluminum alloys.

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