Who knows, maybe in a few years we will print our own clothing, our jewelry or even our food? The Audi production wouldn’t be imaginable without print or rather synthetic material print to be precise.
At Audi, 3D-printers were used for the first time in 1999 for model making – back then in its infancy stage. Since then, 3D-printing has developed rapidly and it’s now possible to use the technology in different areas, such as development, production, assembly or design. Four years ago, the team of leader Thomas Kaiser and Waldemar Hirsch from the Audi R8 Analysis Center, started with their little project for practical working tools from the 3D-printer.