HP Shows Off T-Roc A-Pillar Metal-AM PartSeptember 15, 2021
At RAPID + TCT…HP Inc. publicly displayed an A-pillar part produced by Volkswagen in Germany for its T-Roc vehicle, reportedly the first instance of an automaker employing metal binder jetting to produce production parts. Part material: 316L stainless steel.
The breakthrough results from a five-year, multi-million-dollar investment by VW in metal binder jetting, including a collaboration with HP and its Metal Jet technology, and a software partnership with Siemens. The ultimate goal: making metallic binder-jetted parts viable for production-line use.