TECHNOLOGICAL BASIS OF “INDUSTRY 4.0”
WITH RIGHT STRATEGY AND KNOWLEDGE TO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPLEX WELDED PRODUCT
For companies, rapid prototyping is a powerful tool for conceptualization, form and fit review, functional analysis, and pattern generation. These applications are also relevant to the manufacturing process. The ability of the development, construction and prototype department is today, in a strong competitive field, very important for the development and existence of the company. The paper will present an example of good practice and the use of rapid prototyping technologies in very complex steel components – rear frame of the motorcycle BMW F 800 S. This article will present the use of technologies of rapid prototyping with a view to presenting a prototype to BMW customer at the stage of the decision on the selection of a supplier.