3D printed automotive components

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

ISU Students 3D Print Intake, Dashboard, Heel Cups for This Year’s SAE Racecar—the CR-21

If the technology of 3D printing were given human form I’d venture to say that it might ask us, geez, to ease off with the pressure a little; after all,…

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: Carbon’s CLIP Technology Lives Up to the Hype for Automotive Manufacturer Delphi

Unless you’ve been living under a 3D printed rock for the last year, you’re probably at least marginally acquainted with Carbon and their groundbreaking CLIP technology. For a while, it seemed as…

This 3D Printed Mazda Miata Engine Modification Adds Quick Power Without Breaking the Bank

There is much evidence about how functional and convenient 3D printing can be. Businesses and individuals constantly report that they are using the technology to reproduce or improve small to large replacement parts,…

BMW Celebrates 25 Years of Using 3D Printing Technology to Build Cars

3D printing is rapidly becoming one of the fastest adopted manufacturing and prototyping technologies throughout the automotive industry. Recently it has been used to manufacture engine parts, customized exhaust systems,…

PICASO 3D Sponsors Team to 3D Print a Race Car for Bauman Racing Team

While 3D printing has made impacts on nearly every sector of industry, from art to medical, one area that’s being heavily affected with surety is the automotive industry. Digital capabilities…