Campus functions as center for production, research and training, accelerated vehicle development and production integration; €15 million investment in new site; 2019 output totalled more than 300,000 parts.
Evolve claims its technology, which sits alongside traditional manufacturing processes, will enable disruptive new business models by unlocking the full capabilities of additive manufacturing.
The automaker’s institutional knowledge of additive manufacturing — it began using the technology for rapid prototyping in 1989 — helped it to pivot almost overnight to making medical devices and personal protective equipment.
The Japanese company has entered into a partnership agreement with German start-up AM Polymers covering PBT powders for 3D printing; potentially replacing polyamide 12.
The first-of-its-kind polypropylene for additive manufacturing is the product of a strategic alliance between HP and BASF.
Six cleverly constructed face shields used in the fight against COVID-19 offer an interesting point of difference in this slideshow.