Porsche hat zum ersten Mal das komplette Gehäuse eines Elektro-Schaltgetriebes per 3D-Druck hergestellt.
The engine-gearbox unit, which was produced using an additive laser fusion process, passed all the quality and stress tests without any problems.The additively manufactured alloy housing is more lightweight than a conventionally cast part and reduces the overall weight of the drive by approximately ten percent. Thanks to special structures that can only be produced with 3D printing, stiffness in highly stressed areas has doubled. Another advantage of additive manufacturing is the fact that numerous functions and parts can be integrated. This considerably reduces assembly work and directly improves the quality of parts.