3d printed automotive applications

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…

EBM 3D Printing Process Used to Process a Steel Alloy with High Damage Tolerance

While the adoption and development of metal 3D printing continues to grow, so too does research into different types of metals that can be 3D printed, including steel. The aerospace and…

3D Printing and Robotics Drive Next-Generation Automotive Repair Project

The automobiles of the future are becoming the automobiles of the present, as autonomous vehicles begin to take to the streets and manufacturers display 3D printed cars. Now a new…

3D Printing in Automotive Applications: Tooling, Spare Parts, Race Car Components

3D printing can be used on the automotive assembly line to make car parts, components, and prototypes that are more lightweight and have faster turnaround times, as well as production…

Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los…

Skorpion Engineering Uses Stratasys 3D Printing to Create Fast, Lightweight Automotive Prototypes

While 3D printing has found a place in nearly every industry and business niche today, some of its uses are making more headway than others, such as the innovations springing…

3D Systems Showcases End-to-End 3D Printing Solutions Across a Variety of Verticals

From racing to recreations, and from medical to materials, 3D printing at 3D Systems has never been busier — or broader. During the recent TCT Show in the UK, 3D…

Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing in Aeronautics and Automotive Industries

From needs to solutions, the technology on display at last week’s IN(3D)USTRY event at Fira Barcelona kept the focus on today’s developing realities in industrial 3D printing. A very busy…

Techniplas Opens New Additive Manufacturing Center in California

One long-established company that has been determinedly pursuing 3D printing technology lately is Techniplas, an automotive injection molding company that recently established a new digital business unit. The company recently announced that…