Largest Functional 3D-Printed Titanium Brake Caliper Demonstration

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 Fraunhofer IAPT (Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technologies) based in Hamburg is demonstrating a milestone in 3D Printing in the automotive sector: the first vehicle brake calipers from a 3D printer. Volkswagen’s Bugatti marque called in 3D printing experts from the Fraunhofer IAPT (formerly Laser Zentrum Nord) and the collaboration result was in the largest ever functional component made of titanium using generative production.

The new eight-cylinder monobloc brake caliper is the first brake caliper for cars to come off a 3D printer.

“Over recent years, Hamburg has deliberately expanded infrastructure for co-operation between research and business, with a view to boosting knowledge-based value creation.”

Frank Horch, Senator for Economics of Hamburg

 

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INSIDE3DPRINTING Sandra Helsel 04/20/2018 https://inside3dprinting.com/news/fraunhofer-volkswagen-demo-largest-functional-3d-printed-titanium-brake-caliper/45403/ visited on 04/24/2018;

Fraunhofer Logo , https://www.signavio.com/customers/fraunhofer-gesellschaft/, visited on 04/24/2018;

Wolkswagen Logo, http://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/vw-scandal-biggest-uk-lawsuit-could-be-on-the-cards/95803, visited on 04/24/2018;

 

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