Volkswagen Autoeuropa Adopts Ultimaker for Customized Tool Production

Published by , June 23, 2017 12:29 pm

(Ultimaker)  Ultimaker has announced hat Volkswagen Autoeuropa, specializing in engineering innovations and new car models, is using Ultimaker solutions to quickly and cost effectively produce a variety of custom tools to aid in manufacturing. With a set of Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 2+ printers, engineers and line technicians no longer need to rely on external vendors, instead designing and printing gauges, jigs and fixtures on-demand, reducing tool development time by 95 percent and saving more than 90 percent in production costs.
Since we have integrated Ultimaker’s 3D printing technology into our process, 93 percent of what we previously sourced externally is produced in-house,” said Luis Pascoa of Volkswagen Autoeuropa. “In addition to the time and cost savings we realize, the tools we output are more complex and ergonomic – and, ultimately, far more useful in our day-to-day operations because they are tailored to our needs.”

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