Automotive 3D Printing

Nissan Spain Cuts Costs by 95% with 3D Printed Tools, Jigs, & Fixtures

In the automotive industry 3D printing has demonstrated an ability to lower costs, make parts lightweight, and speed up development cycles and component production times without sacrificing quality. In terms of…

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Volkswagen Aims to 3D Print 100,000 Car Parts Annually by 2025

Upon previously announcing itself as one of HP’s partners for MetalJet 3D printing, Volkswagen has revealed that it is now using the technology to make end parts at its primary…

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How Will 3D Printing Fit into Biden’s $1.8T Infrastructure Plan

At the start of his presidency, Joe Biden presented the Build Back Better plan, calling on over $2 trillion spending to revitalize U.S. infrastructure over the next eight years. Aspects…

Local Motors Teams with door2door to Enable Autonomous 3D Printed Shuttles in Europe

After obtaining a $15 million investment in 2020, Local Motors is continuing to make progress with its 3D printed, autonomous shuttle, Olli 2.0. The firm has announced that it is…

Winning at Any Cost is No Longer a Viable Proposition for Motorsports Teams

Ask anyone to tell you the first thing that comes to mind when you say “motorsports,” and chances are very good you’ll get a response that involves references to “speed.”…

Daimler Buses Rolls out Mobile Facility for 3D Printing Spares

We’re slowly starting to see the roll out of 3D printing for spare parts in the transportation industry. A variety of train and bus companies are implementing pilot programs to…

UBQ Materials and Plastics App Make 3D Printing Filament from Waste 

Israeli startup UBQ Materials uses advanced conversion technology to transform household waste into a sustainable and cost-competitive thermoplastic that substitutes oil-based resins for manufacturing. The green company announced a new…

Cummins to Commercialize Engine Part 3D Printed with GE’s Binder Jet Tech

Generator and engines firm Cummins is set to commercialize its first binder jet 3D printed part. The company calls it “a significant milestone in the company’s additive manufacturing and Industry…

3YOURMIND Closes $12.4M in Latest Series A+ Funding Round

Software provider for additive manufacturing 3YOURMIND has raised $12.4 million in funding following the closing of its series A+ round in April 2021. The US-German startup dedicated to optimizing and…

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RIZE Ships First 7XC Industrial Composite 3D Printers

Boston-based 3D printer manufacturer RIZE hit a new milestone with its latest RIZE 7XC large-format 3D printer, to be shipped starting in April 2021. The sustainable fused filament fabrication (FFF)…

Wi3DP to Host 3rd Edition of “Meet the Stars of 3D Printing” with Automotive Expert Panel

The upcoming edition of “Meet the Stars of 3D Printing” will explore how students and young professionals interested in additive manufacturing (AM) can build a successful career in the automotive…

Carbon Expands in Italy and the UK as 3D Printing Demand Grows

3D printing unicorn Carbon signed a deal with Solid Print3D in the UK and Selltek in Italy as it gears up to accelerate its presence in Europe. The successful seven-year-old…

MINI Electric Pacesetter Features 3D Printed Parts Made from Recycled Carbon Fiber

Though BMW may have discontinued MINI’s mass customization program, it has applied 3D printing in a more unique and interesting way in its FIA Formula E Safety Car, the MINI…

Dana Inc Deploys Markforged 3D Printers for Auto Parts Business

On the financial front, Markforged has obviously made big news this year with its SPAC merger; however, it’s on the ground that these businesses need to make an impact in…

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HP & Ford Team to Recycle 3D Printed Waste into Car Parts

In some of the most interesting additive manufacturing news I’ve heard recently, HP and Ford announced that they have teamed up to revolutionize how 3D printing waste is reused in…

EOS & Audi Expand Metal 3D Printing Partnership to Make Hot Forming Tool Segments

In 2017, German companies Audi AG, a premium automobile manufacturer, and additive manufacturing solutions provider EOS announced that they were joining together in a development partnership focused on metal 3D…

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SOLIZE Using HP to 3D Print Car Parts for Nissan’s NISMO

Japanese CAD and 3D printing company SOLIZE will be using HP 3D printers to make out-of-production spare parts for NISMO, the tuning and motorsport division of Nissan. SOLIZE is a…

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Williams Racing Partners with Nexa3D to 3D Print Functional Wind Tunnel Parts

Williams Racing, which is formally known as Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, is one of the world’s leading Formula One teams, winning a total of 16 FIA Formula One World…

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3D Printing Financials: Materialise Revenue Up 11% Since Last Earnings Report

A leader in additive manufacturing (AM) and medical software, Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) was optimistic after posting its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020. Even though the last…

Ford and ExOne Announce 3D Printed Aluminum 6061 for Binder Jetting

Ford Motor Company and ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) have announced that together they have achieved a patent-pending method for 3D printing aluminum 6061 parts using binder jet technology. Upon sintering,…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 4, 2021: INTAMSYS, Teton Simulation, Hyperganic, McLaren Automotive

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re telling you about a new 3D printer and updated software first. INTAMSYS is launching its new FUNMAT PRO 610 HT 3D printer, and…

3D Printing Financials: Stratasys Revenues Up in Q4, Shares Up 156% Since Q3 Earnings

Pioneering 3D printing solutions provider Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) announced better than expected fourth quarter (Q4) and full-year 2020 financial results. The company reported a net income of $11 million for…

Italian Trolleybusses Get 3D Printing Treatment with On-Demand Spares

3D printing is playing an increasing role in the production of spare parts for public transportation and mass transit, particularly in countries outside of the U.S., where those sectors are…