automotive 3D printing

Formula 1 & FIA Approval of APWORKS Scalmalloy Metal 3D Printing Material

Numerous automotive manufacturers have become well-known for the use of AM processes, but innovations within the racing realm have been particularly impressive and exciting. Now, new metal has been approved…

BMW Opens €15 Million Additive Manufacturing Campus

BMW Group has opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus, which combines 3D printing for research, prototyping and series parts production in a single facility. The €15 million investment is meant…

Functional Scaled F1 Gearbox Designed and 3D Printed by Amateur Engineer

Ever wondered if it’s possible to 3D print a complete, scaled, working replica of a Formula 1 gearbox? Well, an amateur 3D printing enthusiast has done just that, and released…

The State of 3D Printing at Continental Automotive

Other organizations like NASA have also been using 3D printing technology for prototypes and functional parts—long before the rest of the world had an inkling about the impacts that would…

1991 Honda NX650 Dominator Motorcycle Updated with 3D Printing

While it’s not my preferred method of transportation, there’s just something about a motorcycle that screams “freedom” and beckons you onto the road. When it comes to manufacturing them, 3D…

POLYLINE Project: Developing Digital Production Line for 3D Printing Spare & Series Automotive Parts

Because 3D printing can ensure complex structures and geometry, mass production of individualized products seems closer than ever. But, since standards are somewhat lacking across process chains, and automated levels…

Fuller Moto Creates Futuristic Motorcycle with 3D Printed Chassis Components

The Haas Moto Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Dallas, Texas has an extensive collection of over 200 unique motorcycles ranging from 1899 to the present, 50 of which are one-of-a-kind….

Bugatti 3D Prints Tailpipe Covers for New Supercars

3D printing has proven itself time and time again as a leading technology for making short runs of specialty components, hence its widespread use in aerospace. Mirroring developments in the…

Porsche Creating Partially 3D Printed Seats that Offer Different Levels of Comfort

3D printing is used often in the automotive sector, and many recognizable names, from Volkswagen and BMW to Ford and Toyota, are adopting the technology. German automobile manufacturer Porsche, which…

SLM & Divergent Partnership to Strengthen with Purchase of New Next-Generation Machines

As Formnext continues through November 22, over 600 exhibitors will impress tens of thousands of visitors with new products related to additive manufacturing in Frankfurt, Germany. Many different partnerships are…

Scaled Presents a 3D Printed Chassis Concept

Founded in 2015, Swindon-based engineering company Scaled is on a mission to, as its website states, “bring large scale 3D printing technology to production environments across the UK.” The company…

BAC Works with MNL & RPS for Prototyping & Parts

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) continues to put Britain in the lead for showing up other automotive manufacturers, promoting not only technological prowess with 3D printing but also excellence in design…

3D Systems & TOYOTA Motorsport: Collaboration to Expand 3D Printing in Automotive & Racing

Although 3D printing has already gained a foothold in the automotive industry, a new collaboration between 3D Systems and TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) should intensify that progress significantly as the…

DiManEx Supplied Over 60 3D Printed Interior Parts for Lightyear One Solar Car Prototype

Dutch company DiManEx uses a network of AM partners to embed 3D printing in industrial supply chains, and has just announced that its latest collaborator is Lightyear, a company also based…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2019

This year’s RAPID + TCT ended late last week at the Cobo Center in Detroit, so we’re again starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with more news from the…

Big Push in Germany to Enable 3D Printing in Automotive Industry

3D printing and additive manufacturing have become a matter of national importance in Germany, and to the automotive industry overall. Several organizations—along with the ongoing support of the Fraunhofer Institute…

Pushing it to the Limit with the Hoonitruck! Ford Creates Largest 3D Printed Auto Part Ever

Rev up your engines and get those motors racing as we explore the wilder side of 3D printing in the automotive industry. If you are a car and truck or…

Carbon and Ford Expanding Collaboration for Automotive 3D Printing Solutions

Digital manufacturing company Carbon and the Ford Motor Company, which recently announced the opening of its new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Michigan, have revealed that they are expanding their existing collaboration,…

Nexa3D’s Ultra-Fast NXE400 3D Printing System Making North American Debut at CES 2019

This week at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, production-grade stereolithography 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D will be displaying its new NXE400 3D printer for the first time in North America. The…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2018

Starting with fashion news, moving to automotive, and finally on to business, we’ve got a short but interesting 3D Printing News Briefs for you today. An Israeli fashion and shoe…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2018

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs are short and sweet, but still full of important news that’s not to be missed. First, UK-based medical technology firm axial3D is partnering with Tallahassee Memorial…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2018

We’re starting with some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an award. A British company is the first automotive consumer retail brand built…

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…

Nowlab’s Sleek Motorcycle Concept is Entirely 3D Printed

The automotive world has seen several 3D printed developments, including parts for motorcycles and even almost-entirely 3D printed motorcycles. The Nera electric motorcycle, a new creation from BigRep’s Nowlab, is 100…