3d printed automotive applications

SMARTTECH 3D Scanners Play Important Role in Design of Arrinera Supercar

The Arrinera Hussarya is an impressive car, to say the least. Created by Polish manufacturer Arrinera Technology, the supercar is a marvelous example of how 3D printing is changing automotive…

Check Out This 3D Printed Car from KLIO, Designed with Materialise Software

KLIO Design showed off their modern—and very small—cars at the Seoul Smart Mobility International Conference and Exhibition in 2016, no doubt wowing visitors with what will likely be an attractive…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed…

Desktop 3D Printing on the Automotive Assembly Line — A Few Questions For: Volkswagen Autoeuropa

3D printing has its roots in rapid prototyping, and the technology remains a key resource for those looking to cut time and costs in bringing new products to market. The…

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Automobile and Truck Parts

The automobile and truck is industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Companies are always looking for the next best thing to stay ahead in the competition…

Israeli Police Unveil First-Ever 3D Printed Police Car

It’s still hard to believe that 3D printed cars are a reality. They’re not exactly commonplace, but they do exist, in the form of models such as Local Motors’ Strati and…

Case Study: 3D Printing and WINDFORM Aid in the Design of Motorcycle Components

The world of motorcycle racing is a flashy and exciting one, but there’s a lot of work that happens behind the scenes before a bike can ever get onto the…

3D Printing Used in Development of New Volkswagen Electric Project Car, Golf GTI First Decade

Car lovers abound across the world, but Volkswagen fanatics are a whole different breed. You may have grown up in the generation of the VW Bug. Or perhaps the Cabriolet…

Lacama: A 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle by Italian Volt

It’s obvious that many motorcycles are meant for speed over comfort—not to mention the adrenaline flow of riding on two wheels out in the open and the fresh air, as…

Public Transportation of the Future: Knoxville Local Motors Factory Produces First 3D Printed Olli

The idea of Olli seems to be gaining traction around the world. And it certainly makes sense as the wave of the future for public transportation. The 3D printed vehicle,…

Siemens Mobility Turns to Stratasys Technology to 3D Print Custom, Low-Volume Tram Parts

A few months ago, additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys announced a major partnership with global engineering and technology solutions leader Siemens. Now, the two companies are working together again: the…

Stratasys at the Grand Prix: McLaren Formula 1 Races Ahead with 3D Printed Parts and Trackside 3D Printing

Now that March Madness is over, we can all turn our eyes from the court to the track, as the Grand Prix kicks off later this month. In the fast-paced, high…

IACMI Partners with Local Motors and ORNL to Develop 3D Printed Composite Materials for Automotive Manufacturing

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was the fifth institute named as part of the Manufacturing USA network, which also includes America Makes and about a dozen other specialized manufacturing…

3D Printing Enhances Lightweighting & Personalization in Automotive Manufacture as Ford Pilots Stratasys’ Infinite Build 3D Printer

Automotive and aerospace are two industries that are significantly benefiting from 3D printing technologies, and it was in fact with these two applications in mind that Stratasys announced the development…

Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

Better fuel-efficient cars are a critical component in the fight for cleaner air, lower fossil fuel consumption, and the slowing of climate change – with the added benefit of drivers…

Rolls-Royce Designers See a Luxurious Future in Personalized, 3D Printed Exteriors

It’s easy to look at a 3D printer and think to yourself that it’s amazing how this technology can blow our minds on a continual basis, as we see a…

Paper-Based 3D Printing Saves on Costs, Cuts Environmental Concerns for Automotive Manufacture — A Few Questions For: Mcor

As we see time and time again, partnerships offer a key portal for mutually beneficial arrangements in many aspects of business. This is especially true in the additive manufacturing arena,…

Divergent 3D Partners with Altran to Speed Implementation of Divergent Manufacturing Platform

A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to talk with Kevin Czinger, CEO of Divergent 3D, the company behind the world’s first 3D printed supercar. Czinger told us about…

Partnership with PSA Group Brings Together the Automotive Industry and Metal Additive Manufacturing — A Few Questions For: Divergent 3D

Partnerships are a critical ingredient to success in any growing industry — as well as in those industries that are somewhat more established. As we’ve seen illustrated with increasing frequency…

India’s Automotive Plastics Supply Chain Industry Receives a Preview of What’s to Come at December’s Inside 3D Printing Mumbai

Last year, the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo made its first appearance in India’s largest city, Mumbai. The event proved to be successful, and will return this year on December 1-2….

Poland: 3D Printing for BORG Automotive Means High-Quality Auto Aftermarket Components

No conversation regarding automobiles is complete without a discussion regarding parts. This is what makes the world of the car—and the manufacturer—go round. So what happens when older cars and…

Case Study: German RepRap’s x1000 3D Printer Gets Automotive Parts to Market Faster than Ever

We’ve heard from numerous companies who rave about German RepRap. The company’s industrial 3D printers have been used for prototyping everything from computer mice to breast prostheses to helicopter windshield wipers, and…

The Future of Making Cars: How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize the Auto Industry

Considered to be the “next trillion-dollar industry,” 3D printing has taken by storm, the automotive industry. From printing car parts and accessories to creating new concepts from scratch, the possibilities of 3D…

Access Begets Innovation: 3D Printing & Opportunity

ROBO 3D recently conducted a Survey with Northrop Grumman. In it, engineers, analysts, and product support staff were asked if they would prototype more often if 3D printing were more…