Volkswagen will turn to 3D printing to manufacture parts for its classics


Undoubtedly, there is a truly increasingly powerful market that may be going unnoticed by many, we are talking about the market for old or classic vehicles, the one in which marketing a vehicle with many years and very well preserved can be a very interesting asset that can give much more money than we can imagine.

Far from talking about true historical gems of the automotive world manufactured by brands such as Porsche, McLaren, Ferrari, Bugatti ... today I want to talk to you about vehicles much easier to acquire and see on our streets such as the classics of Volkswagen, a company that searches the Print 3D an outlet to be able to manufacture parts for this kind of market, very on the rise, although it seems that technology is still resisting them.

Volkswagen is working on the development of a new methodology with which to manage to manufacture parts for its classics through 3D printing.

As a detail, tell you that Volkswagen has got down to work because several third-party suppliers have stopped manufacturing certain parts for some of their most coveted vintage vehicles, which is a big problem, especially if the brand is interested in continuing to maintain that classic market that has been working so well for them in recent years.

The solution to this problem, according to Volkswagen itself, is found in 3D printing although, unfortunately and for now they have only used it for the design and manufacture of certain parts intended to be mounted in their concept car and show car that they usually present in each auto show, nothing to design and manufacture parts that later must be assembled in production vehicles.

Little by little the company has been taking its steps in this regard and, from going on to manufacturing a piece that not related to the safety of the vehicle, not visible and as small as possible, specifically a piece destined to the old Volkswagen Corrado destined to avoid that the handles of the manual windows rub against the leather upholstery of the doors, they have been put to work in other types of pieces of greater size although, still, without being able to affect in any way the safety of a vehicle.

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