METAKUS Automotive GmbH and Volkswagen AG share a well-established partnership in press hardening technology since more than 1 ½ decades. Actually, without this unique cooperation press hardening would not be what it is today: A global mega trend in automotive light weighting!

Recently the approved team of specialists from both parties successfully implemented a so called Thermal Inline Printer in Volkswagen`s Kassel works. This system incorporates the idea of functionally graded properties for body-in-white components, which was firstly invented and industrially realized by the founders of METAKUS.

Therefore, for Sebastian Barden and Heiko Bahnsen (left on the picture) from the launch team at Volkswagen it was no surprise that based on METAKUS’s first-hand experience and its highly specific expertise, their initially high expectations on this new system with particular regard to production stability, component quality, and cycle time even could be exceeded!