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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…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 3, 2019

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs out with a new case study, and then concluding with some business. CRP USA has been working with additive manufacturing in the motorsports…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 21, 2019

We’re talking about an event, some 3D printing education news, and racing applications in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Russia’s top 3D printing festival is returning for a second year,…

BMW’s Latest Auto is Customized Through 3D Printing and Contains Pieces of Meteorites

It’s clear outside right now, which is a good sign that we might get a nice view of the Quadrantid meteor shower tonight. While not as famous as other meteor…

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…

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…

Twikit and BMW Offer Flashy Customization Options for Your Next Car

While many automotive manufacturers have been using 3D printing in their design and manufacturing processes, BMW has been a leader in the field, using the technology for over 25 years….

Ford Recognized for Work with Automotive 3D Printing

Several major automotive manufacturers have been utilizing 3D printing, and Ford is one of them. Recently, the company has been recognized for its work in 3D printing. For the first…

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…

BMW Impresses with 3D Printed Roof Bracket for BMW i8 Roadster

BMW has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, so the automotive manufacturer has built up a high level of expertise over the decades. Recently, the company has…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a…

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…

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Vehicle Wheels

Transportation is one of the most important aspects of everyday life across the globe. The US publisher Ward’s estimated as of 2010 there were over 1.015 billion vehicles on the…

Phoenix Racing Team Soars with 3D Printed Parts from Ogle Models and Prototypes

At the IMechE Formula Student racing event, students are challenged to design and fabricate a single seat race car that they will then race against other student teams. Like so…

Audi and the Stratasys J750 3D Printer Expedite Prototyping of Tail Lights

It was just over two years ago that Stratasys introduced the multi-color, multi-material J750 3D printer, which the company described as a machine that would “shake up the world.” It certainly…

CRP Group Makes Progress, Showcases 3D Printed Electric Superbike

For a few years, CRP Group has been working with the Energica Motor Company to develop all-electric superbikes. Parts for the Ego and Ego Corsa bikes are being 3D printed with CRP’s…

Volkswagen Saves Time with 3D Printed Components During Production of Electric Race Car

3D printing is used often nowadays to help race cars make it over the finish line – preferably in first place and breaking records to boot. Famous automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, headquartered…

Formula Student Team Turns to 3D Printing to Rapidly Produce End-Use Race Car Parts

There’s been an increase in recent years of student racing teams turning to 3D printing to help augment their cars before they hit the track. The annual Formula Student competition,…

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…

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…

3D Printed Interior Features on Luxury Concept Car Introduced at New York International Auto Show

Over the years, we’ve seen many automakers turn to 3D printing when designing and developing concept cars. From self-actuating and solar-powered cars to 3D printed cars inspired by leaves, the technology…

GKN Sinter Metals and Porsche Engineering 3D Print with a New Kind of Steel

Steel, particularly stainless steel and tool steel, is a reliable and commonly used material in industries including tooling and biomedical. What is still relatively uncommon, however, is steel material for…

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…