3D printed automotive components

3D Printing Helps Formula SAE Car Stay on Track

3D Printing Helps Formula SAE Car Stay on Track

From steering wheels and dashboards to air intakes, 3D printing technology has come into play for many Formula SAE teams looking to improve their race cars. In a new case study recently published by Carbon, we learn how student engineering organization Hornet Racing, affiliated with the Sacramento campus of California State University, worked with the […]

From steering wheels and dashboards to air intakes, 3D printing technology has come into play for many Formula SAE teams looking to improve their race cars. In a new case study recently published by Carbon, we learn how student engineering organization Hornet Racing,...
Bugatti Reveals World's Largest 3D Printed Functional Titanium Component in New Brake Caliper

Bugatti Reveals World's Largest 3D Printed Functional Titanium Component in New Brake Caliper

The automotive world has seen growing interest in 3D printing, with manufacturers using the technology both for prototyping and end-use parts. The latest manufacturer to take a leap with 3D printing is Bugatti, maker of the Veyron and Chiron super cars. Its new eight-piston monobloc brake caliper has a long list of distinctions – it’s […]

The automotive world has seen growing interest in 3D printing, with manufacturers using the technology both for prototyping and end-use parts. The latest manufacturer to take a leap with 3D printing is Bugatti, maker of the Veyron and Chiron super cars. Its new...
Replacement Water Manifold for 1913 Fire Engine Made with 3D Printing

Replacement Water Manifold for 1913 Fire Engine Made with 3D Printing

Collectors of rare cars, planes, boats, and this case, fire engines, are all too familiar with the challenge of finding replacement parts for worn out or damaged parts. Even if one is lucky enough to track down a replacement, there’s a good chance the part will be in poor condition. Many collectors will spend weeks, […]

Collectors of rare cars, planes, boats, and this case, fire engines, are all too familiar with the challenge of finding replacement parts for worn out or damaged parts. Even if one is lucky enough to track down a replacement, there’s a good chance the part will...
Customize Your MINI in 2018 with 3D Printed and Laser Lettered Trim

Customize Your MINI in 2018 with 3D Printed and Laser Lettered Trim

One of the many benefits of 3D printing technology is its ability to bring customization to a multitude of products, from jewelry and clothes to tools and parts for bikes and cars. British premium auto manufacturer MINI, owned by BMW, is now offering its customers the chance to purchase select, 3D printed upgrade products, with […]

One of the many benefits of 3D printing technology is its ability to bring customization to a multitude of products, from jewelry and clothes to tools and parts for bikes and cars. British premium auto manufacturer MINI, owned by BMW, is now offering its customers the...
Polish Supercar Arrinera to Get 3D Printed Front Lamps

Polish Supercar Arrinera to Get 3D Printed Front Lamps

The term supercar is one that is increasingly bandied about and, as such, is cloaked in some confusion. As there is no hard and fast definition, and it sounds like something awesome, it is getting overapplied to mean any car that is above and beyond a souped up Honda Civic. In the same way that […]

The term supercar is one that is increasingly bandied about and, as such, is cloaked in some confusion. As there is no hard and fast definition, and it sounds like something awesome, it is getting overapplied to mean any car that is above and beyond a souped up Honda...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 10, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 10, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Sketchfab has reached an important milestone, and Johnson & Johnson is opening a new technology innovation center in Texas. LPW has formed a strategic partnership with APWorks, while Nexeo Solutions expands its partnership with NatureWorks and Vader Systems announces the first commercial sale of its Mk1 3D […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Sketchfab has reached an important milestone, and Johnson & Johnson is opening a new technology innovation center in Texas. LPW has formed a strategic partnership with APWorks, while Nexeo Solutions expands its...
The Bloodhound Reaches New Speeds with Help from 3D Printing

The Bloodhound Reaches New Speeds with Help from 3D Printing

You might think that the person shooting past you on the freeway is going absurdly fast, but they’re crawling in comparison to the speed the Bloodhound will eventually be going. The Bloodhound Project has two main goals: to break the sound barrier, and to become the first land vehicle to travel at 1,000 mph. To […]

You might think that the person shooting past you on the freeway is going absurdly fast, but they’re crawling in comparison to the speed the Bloodhound will eventually be going. The Bloodhound Project has two main goals: to break the sound barrier, and to become...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor has received a National Science Foundation grant to study nanoprinting. There […]

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor...
Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D printing replacement car parts, Tyr3D […]

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D...
Check Out This 3D Printed Car from KLIO, Designed with Materialise Software

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 choice of vehicle for the drivers of the future. The Open Mobility Structure Concept is an aptly-named vehicle, made with 3D printed parts. It offers […]

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 choice of vehicle for the drivers of the future. The Open Mobility...
R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Automobile and Truck Parts

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 and breakthrough the cluttered market. Current mass manufacturing processes are expensive and relatively inflexible for the technology available to automobile manufacturers. The introduction of 3D […]

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 and breakthrough the cluttered market. Current mass manufacturing processes are expensive and...
Israeli Police Unveil First-Ever 3D Printed Police Car

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 Divergent 3D’s Blade. While we’re not yet to the point at which 3D printed cars are buzzing around the highways alongside their conventionally manufactured counterparts, […]

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 Divergent 3D’s Blade. While we’re not yet to the point at which 3D...
Case Study: 3D Printing and WINDFORM Aid in the Design of Motorcycle Components

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 track. CRP Technology recently worked on a bike for a Moto3 customer that required a new front air inlet. Testing had shown that increasing airflow to […]

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 track. CRP Technology recently worked on a bike for a Moto3 customer that required a new front air inlet....
Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and implementing next-generation industrial additive manufacturing, and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, put its commercial 3D printers to […]

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and...
3D Printing Used in Development of New Volkswagen Electric Project Car, Golf GTI First Decade

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 or the Jetta. Founded in 1937 in Germany, the famed automobile manufacturer today employs over 200,000 people with headquarters in over 14 countries. It’s certainly […]

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 or the Jetta. Founded in 1937 in Germany, the famed automobile manufacturer today employs over...
Primary Manufacturing Uses Carbon 3D Printing Technology to Deliver Some High Quality Soundz

Primary Manufacturing Uses Carbon 3D Printing Technology to Deliver Some High Quality Soundz

It’s spring, which means that the motorcycles are coming out. If you’re typically a car driver, it’s also open-window season, which means that you get to listen to motorcycle drivers’ music at stoplights. Many motorcycles have some impressive sound systems these days, and many of those impressive sound systems come from Soundz, a South Dakota-based […]

It’s spring, which means that the motorcycles are coming out. If you’re typically a car driver, it’s also open-window season, which means that you get to listen to motorcycle drivers’ music at stoplights. Many motorcycles have some impressive...
IACMI Partners with Local Motors and ORNL to Develop 3D Printed Composite Materials for Automotive Manufacturing

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 institutes. Led by the US Department of Energy and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, IACMI brings together universities, industry, national laboratories, and government agencies to […]

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 institutes. Led by the US Department of...
Additive Industries Announces the Winners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge

Additive Industries Announces the Winners of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge

We cover a lot of 3D printing and 3D design contests on a regular basis, which I love because we get to see such a wide range of design talent at every level. We’ve seen remarkable winning designs from children as young as five years old. Some challenges, however, are strictly aimed at professionals or […]

We cover a lot of 3D printing and 3D design contests on a regular basis, which I love because we get to see such a wide range of design talent at every level. We’ve seen remarkable winning designs from children as young as five years old. Some challenges,...
Rolls-Royce Applies 3D Printing Expertise to Allow Pediatric Patients to Drive to Surgery in Style

Rolls-Royce Applies 3D Printing Expertise to Allow Pediatric Patients to Drive to Surgery in Style

Many adults find driving to be a tedious task, something that has to be done to get from Point A to Point B but nothing to get particularly excited about. For kids, however, getting to drive a car is a thrill that few things can match. Relax – I’m not advocating putting children into the […]

Many adults find driving to be a tedious task, something that has to be done to get from Point A to Point B but nothing to get particularly excited about. For kids, however, getting to drive a car is a thrill that few things can match. Relax – I’m not...
3D Printing Enhances Lightweighting & Personalization in Automotive Manufacture as Ford Pilots Stratasys' Infinite Build 3D Printer

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 of its 3D Demonstrators that first debuted at IMTS back in September. Along with aerospace giant Boeing, Ford Motor Company was noted to be working […]

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 of its 3D Demonstrators that first debuted at IMTS back in...
Stratasys' 3D Printing Solutions Hit the Racetrack with Team Penske

Stratasys' 3D Printing Solutions Hit the Racetrack with Team Penske

We’ve discussed 3D printed cars and car parts before, but there’s one specific sector of the automotive world that has quietly but passionately utilized 3D printing technology for quite some time: the high-speed and high-stakes world of Formula 1 racing, and other motorsports. One 3D printing company in particular, Stratasys, has been teaming up with the […]

We’ve discussed 3D printed cars and car parts before, but there’s one specific sector of the automotive world that has quietly but passionately utilized 3D printing technology for quite some time: the high-speed and high-stakes world of Formula 1 racing,...
Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

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 needing to spend less money on gas. There’s a lot that goes into the design of fuel-efficient cars, but one major component of fuel-efficient design […]

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 needing to spend less money on gas. There’s a lot that goes into the...
FATHOM Prototypes New Tech for Mercedes-Benz and Lands a Feature on CNET's "On Cars"

FATHOM Prototypes New Tech for Mercedes-Benz and Lands a Feature on CNET's "On Cars"

The holidays, which are ideally supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, can paradoxically be a stressful time for many people. Perhaps some of the most stressed-out people during the holiday season, however, are those who work in the shipping industry – particularly delivery drivers. Not only are they dealing with a greatly […]

The holidays, which are ideally supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, can paradoxically be a stressful time for many people. Perhaps some of the most stressed-out people during the holiday season, however, are those who work in the shipping industry –...
Aston Martin to Use 3D Printing for Its Most Powerful Engine Yet

Aston Martin to Use 3D Printing for Its Most Powerful Engine Yet

Grainger & Worrall (GW), an engineering company and automotive castings specialist, has secured a contract with luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin to manufacture engine blocks of Aston Martin’s DB11 using modern enterprise-grade 3D printers and technologies. Aston Martin’s DB series, which includes the company’s signature designs and iconic cars, still remains as one of the most […]

Grainger & Worrall (GW), an engineering company and automotive castings specialist, has secured a contract with luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin to manufacture engine blocks of Aston Martin’s DB11 using modern enterprise-grade 3D printers and...
Dr. Eva Håkansson Relies on TAZ 3D Printer to Build Parts for Record Breaking Electric Motorcycle

Dr. Eva Håkansson Relies on TAZ 3D Printer to Build Parts for Record Breaking Electric Motorcycle

“I’m amazed that so many people are so amazed that a girl built a motorcycle.” – Dr. Eva Håkansson There are many types of different adrenaline junkies in the world, as well as those who have a definite need for exhilaration combined with some element of risk. Most of us immediately think of race car […]

“I’m amazed that so many people are so amazed that a girl built a motorcycle.” – Dr. Eva Håkansson There are many types of different adrenaline junkies in the world, as well as those who have a definite need for exhilaration combined with some element of risk....
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