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STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES RAVENSBURG-WEINGARTEN 'DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE' WITH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND 3D PRINTED SELF-BALANCING SCOOTER

Tasked with optimizing a digital product life cycle for customized production, students learn how to ‘think additively’ by designing self-balancing scooter development process around additive technology

Production of first self-balancing scooter prototype reduced from four weeks to four days with Stratasys additive technologies, equating to time-savings of 85%

Self-balancing scooter to be displayed at formnext in Frankfurt, November 14-17 in Hall 3.1, Stand F40

Additive manufacturing helps reduce lead-time and production costs of self-driving bus Olli

American vehicle manufacturing company Local Motors is disrupting the automotive industry with the Olli, the first self-driving vehicle powered by IBM’s Watson IoT technology. Since the launch of the autonomous shuttle in June 2016, Olli (originally named Berlino) has taken around 850 trips and transported 1500 passengers safely.

BMW employs 3D printing for MINI Electric Concept car

BMW seeks to bring the iconic design, city-dwelling heritage and customary go-kart feeling of the MINI brand into the electric mobility age. The MINI Electric Concept, unveiled at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, Germany, is marketed as a zero-emission solution to the current challenges facing personal mobility in cities and their surroundings.

Dubai’s public transportation authority to source more 3D-printed spare parts

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siemens to enhance the RTA’s 3D printing initiative. The MoU will also seek to expand the sources of spare parts for the Dubai Metro and increase their availability, reduce the level of obsolete equipment and facilitate the supply of improved parts with better performance and greater features.


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