automotive 3D printing

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…

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…

Brad Keselowski Returns with More Thoughts on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

NASCAR is a fan of new technology – anything that can make cars drive faster or more smoothly, or help to construct them more efficiently. One  team that has been…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got the speaker lineup for next month’s NAMIC Global Additive Manufacturing Summit in Singapore. Prusa and Cincinnati Incorporated are both releasing new 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 7, 2018

We’re starting things off on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business and a little software, before moving on to more cool 3D printing projects and products. NextFlex…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 26, 2018

We have plenty of business, material, and 3D printer news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. 3D printing led to increased savings for GM over the…

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…

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…

Michelin Uses 3D Printing to Realize Ambitious Sustainability Goals

Last year, Michelin debuted its sustainable 3D printed concept tire, called the Vision, at the Movin’On conference, which focuses on sustainable solutions for the automotive industry. This year’s conference is…

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…

BMW Concept Car Draws from 3D & 4D, Redesigning Luxury Seats & Safety Mechanisms

So many 3D printed innovations still leave us shaking our heads in amazement. We are continually wowed not only by the resourcefulness of engineers and makers around the world, but…

Materialise Streamics Improves Additive Manufacturing Production at Hyundai

While one of the greatest services 3D printing has offered to industry everywhere is the ability to make prototypes rapidly and affordably (as well as refining and re-printing at a…

Nissan Unveils New Nissan Rogue Show Car, Complete with 3D Printed Inserts, Ahead of New Star Wars Movie

I’ve lately been feeling conflicted over something I never thought I would – my beloved Star Wars. The question I’ve been asking myself is, when do we cross the line into…

Brad Keselowski: 3D Printing is Going to Change Things Dramatically—And Not Just for NASCAR

It’s easy to get so used to a way of life that we never even consider it might change. The way we communicate, exchange data—and even watch our favorite television…

BigRep Combines Creativity and Functionality with 3D Printed Wheel Rims

Automotive 3D printing is not new to BigRep, but recently the company got creative with the technology to demonstrate that industrial, functional 3D printing and artistic design are not mutually…

Ultimaker, Raise3D, UnionTech Showcase New Problem-Solving 3D Printers at RAPID + TCT

This year’s RAPID + TCT ended only a few days ago in Fort Worth, Texas, and we’ve been busily sharing with you all of the many innovations we witnessed and…

GT-Moto Uses Robo 3D Printers to Streamline Custom Motorcycle Production

Headquartered in San Diego, Robo is a leading manufacturer in desktop 3D printers—and their versatility within the industry has become obvious over the past few years, evidenced in their detailed…

BMW Group Invests in New Additive Manufacturing Campus

BMW Group has taken 3D printing very seriously, incorporating it into its automotive concepts on a large scale. Indeed, it could be said that BMW has set the bar for automotive 3D…

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…

CRP Group Uses SLS 3D Printing and Windform Materials to Make Energica Motorcycle Components

The 3D printed Energica Ego electric motorcycle debuted in 2016 by CRP Group subsidiary Energica. The Italian company uses CRP’s advanced, high performance Windform materials to 3D print the components for the motorcycle, which…