Automotive 3D Printing

Eaton Vehicle Group Launches Automotive Metal 3D Printing Program

Power management giant Eaton is increasing its 3D printing investment with the launch of a new metal 3D printing program with its Vehicle Group. The program is meant to improve…

UK Firm Showcases Chameleon 3D Printed Car

One of the pioneers of 3D printing cars, Local Motors, may have shifted toward autonomous public transportation, but that doesn’t mean other companies aren’t still exploring the additive production of…

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Local Motors’ Parent Firm Receives $15M Investment for Autonomous 3D Printed Shuttle, Olli

Founded in 2007, Local Motors is a ground mobility company that’s focused on developing methods of designing and building transportation. The company runs microfactories in its home state of Arizona,…

Additive Drives to 3D Print Better Electric Engines with AM Ventures Investment

German electric motor components company Additive Drives GmbH has received a “seven-digit seed investment from AM Ventures.” Presumably, that would mean that they got at least a €10,000.10 investment? Or…

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All-Electric Race Car Made Possible with Electron Beam Metal 3D Printing

Supported by Innovate UK, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) works to speed up industrial growth in the UK by creating and embedding future skills and developing and proving manufacturing processes,…

Week Two of Virtual IMTS Spark: Accelerated Adoption of 3D Printing

Last week, we discussed the first week of AM InDepth, Additive Manufacturing Media‘s series of free educational discussions with top names in production 3D printing. During the second week, experts…

Week One of Virtual IMTS Spark: 3D Printing in Education

During two consecutive weeks, Additive Manufacturing Media offers AM InDepth, a series of free educational discussions with top names in production 3D printing to explore the future of additive manufacturing…

Off to the Races: Stratasys and Team Penske Renew 3D Printing Motorsports Partnership

Back in 2017, 3D printing leader Stratasys and Team Penske—a top INDYCAR, NASCAR , and IMSA SportsCar racing team—formed a multi-year technical partnership in order to give all of the…

Ex-Ferrari Designer Leverages Zortrax 3D Printers for Versatility in Design & Production

The contributions that 3D printing has brought to the automobile industry have been spectacular. And while numerous car manufacturers have been using the technology for prototyping for decades, in the…

R&D Engineer 3D Prints Car Parts for Emergency & Police Vehicles

3D printing has proven itself as a useful technology in critical applications for organizations like NASA producing rocket engines—and the military, 3D printing parts for aircraft. Now, law enforcement and…

IDAM’s Automotive 3D Printing Production Lines Make Progress with BMW, GKN and More

Since the inception of the Industrialization and Digitalization of Additive Manufacturing (IDAM) project in March 2019, progress has been made: partners have been creating the promised digitalized AM pilot lines,…

3D Printing Design for Automotive to Be Supported by Lehvoss & FENA

3D printing materials provider Lehvoss North America, part of the LEHVOSS Group of chemical companies operating under parent company Lehmann&Voss&Co., announced that it is partnering up with Forward Engineering North…

Formula 1 & FIA Approval of APWORKS Scalmalloy Metal 3D Printing Material

Numerous automotive manufacturers have become well-known for the use of AM processes, but innovations within the racing realm have been particularly impressive and exciting. Now, new metal has been approved…

Additive Drives: 3D Printed Windings for Electric Cars

“We have taken a big step in the copper processing process.” – Jakob Jung Additive Drives, recently founded and headquartered in Dresden, Germany, continues to improve “e-machines” in terms of…

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3D Printed Car Parts: Porsche Introduce 3D Printed Pistons for GT2 RS

German sports car manufacturer Porsche has been using 3D printing for several years in a variety of applications. For instance, it’s fabricated prototypes with the technology, along with using it…

Lamborghini Rolls out Sián Roadster with 3D Printed Air Vents

“It was the moment when I finally decided to create the perfect car,” said Ferruccio Lamborghini, upon the inception of one of the greatest automotive status symbols ever. Although he…

Joyson Safety 3D Prints Functional Airbag Housing Using Windform

Joyson Safety Systems, a leading provider of mobility safety components, systems and technology, recently developed its first functional 3D printed prototype of a Driver Air Bag (DAB) housing, using selective…

Czinger Unveils 1232-HP Hypercar with 3D Printed Parts

Those familiar with the additive space will likely be aware of Divergent 3D, an interesting startup that has wowed readers and auto show attendees with its supercars made with 3D…

2020 Chevy Stingray Prototype is 75 Percent 3D Printed

Although introduced in the 80s, most famously by legendary Chuck Hull, 3D printing has been a well-kept secret by organizations like NASA and numerous automotive companies who have been enjoying…

BMW Opens €15 Million Additive Manufacturing Campus

BMW Group has opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus, which combines 3D printing for research, prototyping and series parts production in a single facility. The €15 million investment is meant…

Functional Scaled F1 Gearbox Designed and 3D Printed by Amateur Engineer

Ever wondered if it’s possible to 3D print a complete, scaled, working replica of a Formula 1 gearbox? Well, an amateur 3D printing enthusiast has done just that, and released…