Volkswagen Group expands additive manufacturing capabilities

The Volkswagen Group has strengthened its 3D printing capabilities with the acquisition of a second MetalFAB system from Additive Industries.

The Volkswagen Group, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany is renowned as Europe’s largest carmaker and operates twelve prestigious brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini.

In 2018, Volkswagen established a 3D printing center to produce intricate automotive components using various 3D metal printing technologies. Additive Industries’ MetalFAB system has been instrumental in Volkswagen’s additive manufacturing success, enabling the production of metal components and earning recognition with a prestigious award.

Volkswagen says it chose the MetalFAB system for its ‘high level of automation’, eliminating manual processes and enhancing safety. The company adds that the modularity of the system allows Volkswagen to expand production capacity without major investments.