BMW Group recently announced that it has created the company's one-millionth 3D printed component for series production: a window guide rail for the BMW i8 Roadster.
Carmaker BMW showed a 3D printed motorcycle frame at their Digital Day 2018 in Munich, an S1000RR superbike with a frame and swing arm fabricated using metal powder laser melting.
The automotive company MINI has launched MINI Yours Customised, a new 3D printing service that will allow customers to design custom interior and exterior trim pieces and have them 3D printed for their car.
BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have collaborated to develop "liquid printed pneumatics", the first reported 3D printed inflatable material that can morph from one state to another and expand into any shape or function.
BMW has created a special-edition Mini to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Boasting a hand-made graphic print and 3D printed details, the car will be auctioned off for charity.
With a total investment worth over €10 million, automotive giant BMW will open an industrial scale 3D printing campus in Munich, Germany in early 2019.
BMW will show two Mini concept cars at the upcoming IAA 2017 motor show in Frankfurt, and both models will make use of 3D printed parts.
BMW Group gives their additive manufacturing process an upgrade using planar technologies, looks to expand printing usage long-term.