3d printed automotive applications

Equispheres Receives $8 Million from SDTC to Scale Metal 3D Printing Powder Production

Canadian materials science company Equispheres has just announced that it’s received support, and $8 million in funding, from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which it will use to help scale its…

Sintratec Providing 3D Printing Support to Daimler Buses for Service Bases

The commercial vehicles segment of Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing into the development process and series production workflow for several of its divisions, such as…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 12, 209

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking a little business, then moving on to some medical news. Volkswagen has achieved a major metal 3D printing milestone with HP, and…

Equispheres’ Aluminum Alloy Powders Can Be Used in Binder Jet 3D Printing Process

Last summer, Lockheed Martin invested $5 million, under the Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) and Industrial Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, in Canadian materials science company Equispheres. This company focuses on engineering and…

Rapid 2019: Interview With Christophe Paulo of DuPont “bulk of the Material Extrusion market will be in pellet to parts”

DowDuPont is one of the largest chemicals companies in the world. The firm entered the 3D printing market cautiously and later than most through a partnership with Taulman. Making far…

Carbon and Ford Expanding Collaboration for Automotive 3D Printing Solutions

Digital manufacturing company Carbon and the Ford Motor Company, which recently announced the opening of its new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Michigan, have revealed that they are expanding their existing collaboration,…

3D Printing an Improved DMLS Automotive Component Using Topology Optimization and DfAM

Engineers frequently use topology optimization to optimize the design and layout of parts to create lightweight and optimized structures. The technology often results in organic, complex shapes, however, which can…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2018

We’re starting with some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an award. A British company is the first automotive consumer retail brand built…

Results of Daimler and BMW AutoAdd Project Show that 3D Printing for Mass Production in Automotive Industry is Possible

Within the framework of the “Photonic Process Chains” funding initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), several partners – two research institutes and five companies, to…

BMW Surpasses One Million 3D Printed Automotive Components

BMW Group has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, and in the last decade has produced a million parts using the technology. This year alone, the company…

Ford and trinckle Partnering to Automate Design of 3D Printed Production Tools

Popular automotive manufacturer Ford, which has long used 3D printing to fabricate assembly tools and was recently recognized for its work with the technology, is now partnering up with award-winning…

Betatype Case Study Illustrates Cost and Time Savings of Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Automotive Components

When it comes to industrial 3D printing for automotive applications, London-based Betatype is building up considerable expertise. The 3D printing company was founded in 2012, and works with its customers to…

Jay Leno’s Contribution to Auto Part 3D Printing

It is well known that Jay Leno is an avid car enthusiast and has a world-renowned collection of nearly 300 vehicles. What isn’t as well known is that his team does their own…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 11, 2018

We’re bringing you the business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a car update and metal 3D printing news. The ExOne company has released…

GM Uses 3D Printing and Autodesk Generative Design Software to Advance Vehicle Design

General Motors has always been a leader and a pioneer of the auto industry, and that’s no exception when it comes to 3D printing. The company has been using the…

BigRep Combines Creativity and Functionality with 3D Printed Wheel Rims

Automotive 3D printing is not new to BigRep, but recently the company got creative with the technology to demonstrate that industrial, functional 3D printing and artistic design are not mutually…

Revolutionizing Mass Transit with 3D Printing: Proterra & Carbon Create Two New Parts for Electric Buses

3D printing has made fantastic strides in the automotive industry, but not always in the most conventional of ways. While the technology has found its place at BMW, Ford, and…

Hyundai Mobis Opens New Design Model Workshop to Prototype 3D Printed Parts for Cars

Based in South Korea, Hyundai Mobis has been an automotive parts manufacturer and supplier for more than 40 years. A future-thinking company, Hyundai Mobis has just become the first automotive…

Progressive Technology and Betatype Use 3D Printing to Take the Weight Off for Formula One Customer

Formula One racing owes a lot to 3D printing, whether it’s prototyping or final parts. 3D printing can reduce the cost of prototyping and fabrication, allows for complex assemblies to…

Siemens Joins with Hackrod to Bring Goal of 3D Printed Self-Designing Car Closer

You’ve likely heard of self-driving cars, but self-designing ones? It sounds far-fetched, but that’s the concept that drives Hackrod, a startup that allows anyone to create a customized vehicle using…

3D Printed Electric Car is Ready for Mass Production

The cars we drive are changing, in their capabilities, in how they’re made, and how they look. Autonomous vehicles are beginning to appear on the roads, and more and more…

Goodyear Unveils Concept for a 3D Printed Tire That Cleans the Air

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 75 percent of carbon monoxide pollution in the United States comes from cars, while the Environmental Defense Fund estimates that one third of smog-producing…

Students Create Fully Recyclable 3D Printed Car

It’s well known that cars, overall, are not very good for the environment. Still, they’re necessary for people to get from one place to another – it’s unlikely we’ll ever…

Bonneville Run: Streamliner with 3D Printed NACA Duct Breaks Long-Standing Record

While some of us possess an innate and fierce sense of competition, a rare few use more extreme activities to demonstrate such spirit in action at places like Bonneville, where racing…