Formnext 2015 Audi to provide insights into toolmaking of the future

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Germany - With a special show on “Audi Toolmaking”, Formnext is offering unique insights into product development in the automotive industry, organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt announced. Formnext, the international exhibition and conference on additive technologies and toolmaking, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany from 17 to 20 November 2015, aims to offer a unique insight into product development in the automotive industry.

Toolmakers at Audi use a metal printer which generates a three-dimensional part layer for layer. The surplus powder is removed with a brush and the part laid open.
Toolmakers at Audi use a metal printer which generates a three-dimensional part layer for layer. The surplus powder is removed with a brush and the part laid open.
(Source: Audi)

As one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, Audi has pioneering expertise when it comes to toolmaking. The special show will take visitors on a journey through the history of toolmaking at Audi to current production techniques, including the latest trends in product development and a look at Industry 4.0, Mesago said. It will also demonstrate how additive technologies are becoming part of toolmaking at Audi and what opportunities this technology offers.

According to Mesago, the car maker will also provide an insight into toolmaking of the future. “Industry 4.0 with intelligently networked manufacturing systems play a role in this context, as does 3D printing,” said Michael Breme, head of Audi Toolmaking.

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