NextGenAM automated metal additive manufacturing pilot project complete


Replacement parts for Daimler have been printed & the automated production line is said to reduce cost by up to 50%.

An automated metal 3D printing pilot project featuring contributions from EOS, Premium Aerotec, and Daimler has been completed.

The NextGenAM project was established in 2017 with the aim to develop a pilot production line powered by an automated additive manufacturing (AM) workflow. Specifically, the partners were targeting the production of aluminium components for the automotive and aerospace industries, while Scalmalloy has also been under consideration.

Replacement parts for Daimler have already been produced using the automated workflow at Premium Aerotec, while the participants have reported that the use of the NextGenAM production line can reduce manufacturing cost by ‘up to 50% compared to existing 3D printing systems.’

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