Renowned as one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, Automotive technologies leader Continental AG actually has an even wider solutions portfolio, including automotive part production, connectivity, automated driving and mobility services via its Continental Engineering Services (CES) division. With a unique business model that combines the entire process chain from design to production, testing and validation, Continental provides custom solutions for its large customer portfolio.
Part of the company’s global brand is the Product Solutions Segment within Continental Engineering Services (CES), a stand-alone company. CES is responsible for manufacturing components, prototypes and small series parts for external customers, as well as internal solutions for the Continental production line and machinery. Continental bolstered its service offering and manufacturing capabilities with the construction of an Additive Design and Manufacturing (ADaM) Competence Center. This state-of-the-art facility houses some of the world’s most advanced industrial-level additive manufacturing technologies.
“We have been working with additive manufacturing since 1996 alongside traditional productions methods,” explains Stefan Kammann, Head of Samples and Mechanical Solutions, Continental Engineering Services. “Our ADaM Competence Center allows us to integrate this technology into our operations on a much larger scale, from design through to post-production.”