Siemens is intensifying its cooperation with the EDAG Group as a leading global independent engineering company for the automotive industry, to further promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing (AM) and to make engineering and production processes more efficient. Based on many years of successful project-specific collaboration in factory and production planning, in the field of engineering, the innovative “NextGenerationSpaceframe 2.0” project will be presented.
The “NextGenerationSpaceframe 2.0” intelligent modular system features a combination of bionically designed and additive manufactured nodes and high-strength, energy-absorbing aluminum extrusion profiles. The concept offers extremely flexible manufacturing, enabling it to support the growing number of vehicle derivatives while still taking economic aspects into account.
The collaboration has now been extended by a seamless digital engineering process chain for AM resulting in the implementation of a use case. The project result was led by EDAG and Siemens together with Constellium, Fraunhofer IAPT, Concept Laser and BLM.
Siemens and EDAG share the goal of building on their respective strengths as project-specific partners and positioning themselves as service provides in the future market for the industrial introduction of additive manufacturing for their respective customers.