Digitalisation and industry 4.0 | future of production | innovation | trends of technology | The market for private and semi-professional 3D printers is booming. Now, the new revolutionary processes are also conquering industrial production, under the term "Additive Manufacturing". But what is essential when printing highly sensitive components for industrial machines – instead of action figures? We asked someone who knows: Andreas Stapelmann, Head of the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Mülheim, Germany.
future of production | More than 500 robots manufacture the body shell of the smart fortwo. Uwe Kasper and Michael Schumacher, together with their project team, got the entire process rolling – and thanks to great teamwork, in record time too.