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3D printing is increasingly making its presence felt in automobile production. Such printing processes are already being used to build prototypes and make tools. Volkswagen has now joined forces with the technology company HP to use 3D metal printing in mass production.

Story: 3D printing in action
The Volkswagen ID. R Pikes Peak was developed using a model consisting of roundabout 2.000 parts made with 3D printing.
Martin Goede, Head of Technology Planning and Development at Volkswagen.
The HP Metal Jet makes metallic 3D printing by far easier.
Robert Stache and his colleague Sven Crull examine a part made by a 3D metal printer.
Personalized keys will be made by 3D printers in the future.
Cool knob: 3D printing is well-suited for individually designed parts.