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Auto Additive Introduces 3D Printing for Vehicle Repairs

Though it has long used 3D printing technology, the automotive industry has been slow to realize its potential in end part production and, more importantly, for maintenance, repair, and overhaul…

3D Printing Miracles: Electric Car Apocalypse

We’re accustomed to introspection regarding the future of 3D printing, pondering improvements to enhance the viability of our technology. Yet, what circumstances could enable us to expand from $14.7 billion…

Associated Accessory Products: A Gateway to Automotive 3D Printing

I distinctly remember attempting to persuade a car company manager about the benefits of 3D-printed components for the passenger compartment. He visibly blanched. This occurred nearly 13 years ago, and…

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GM Buys Tesla’s Sand 3D Printing Provider for Gigacasting

As merger discussions occupied the attention of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry this year, a key development was taking place: multiple automotive giants began discussing their use of casting based…

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Toyota is First Customer for New Stratasys F3300 3D Printer

Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) has unveiled its latest material extrusion 3D printer, the F3300, just in time for Formnext, targeting the aerospace, defense, and service bureau markets. The first customer for…

Toyota Taps SOLIZE to 3D Print Functional Parts for Lexus

Recently, Japanese reseller and 3D printing service SOLIZE has achieved notable success. In 2021, the company began manufacturing 3D printed components for Nissan’s NISMO brand, utilizing HP printers. Now, SOLIZE…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: 3D Printing Lexus Spare Parts, Coffee Grounds and Dubai Boats

Toyota is to adopt an official 3D printed spare part thanks to Solize and HP. Reseller and service Solize previously made parts for Nissan’s NISMO unit and now will make…

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MiddleGround Capital Announces Intent to Acquire 3D Printing Bureaus

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is currently experiencing an interesting set of roll-ups related to 3D printing service bureaus. Given the pace of the sector and the number of smaller…

Toyota Cuts Costs at Polish Factories with Zortrax 3D Printers

Zortrax, a 3D printing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) based in Poland, has released a brief case study of Toyota’s incorporation of Zortrax printers into its Polish auto manufacturing operations. Notably,…

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BMW Begins Production of Hydrogen-Powered iX5 Vehicle with 3D Printed Parts

BMW Group announced that the auto giant has begun small-scale production of the iX5, touted by the company as the world’s first “sports activity vehicle” powered by hydrogen fuel cells….

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7 Major Threats to 3D Printing Service Bureaus

It is not easy being a 3D printing service bureau. A lot of skill, labor power, capex, and continued excellence are needed to perform in the service market. Meanwhile, competitive…

NASCAR and Toyota Select Stratasys to 3D Print Race Car Parts

Post-World War II, stock car racing grew to become one of this country’s most beloved pastimes, and while it wasn’t well-organized at the beginning, a sanctioning body for stock car…

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Redefining AM Production with High Performance Plastics and Batch Productivity

While additive manufacturing has traditionally been used as a prototyping tool, its rapid maturation in recent years has encouraged many manufacturers to adopt the technology for end-use production parts across…

3D Systems’ New SLA 3D Printing Resin Inspired by Motorsports Applications

3D Systems launched a new tough, production-grade acrylate resin designed to be used with the company’s stereolithography (SLA) technology. The material called Accura AMX Rigid Black is part of a…

One-off Toyota GR Supra Sport Top Features 3D Printed Roof

Paying an homage to the past, Toyota has created a one-off replica of the 1990s Supra for the online-only SEMA Show, SEMA360. The Toyota GR Supra Sport Top built-off of…

The Brittle Spear VI: Built to Last

Of course, our utopian vision of making our readymades or using digital kintsugi is a beautiful idea. If we then created a commercial aftermarket to extend the life of and…

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,…

3D Printing in Automotive Applications: Tooling, Spare Parts, Race Car Components

3D printing can be used on the automotive assembly line to make car parts, components, and prototypes that are more lightweight and have faster turnaround times, as well as production…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work…

Daihatsu Partners with Stratasys to Offer 3D Printed Car Effect Skins

This week Japan’s oldest car manufacturer Daihatsu announced that they are collaborating with local designers and artists to offer customizable 3D printable “Effect Skins” for their new Copen 2-door convertible….

Castles in the Sand: Adam Kushner Discusses 3D Printing Architecture at Inside 3D Printing New York

One of my great passions is my love of architecture. My father had his own architectural practice for nearly 40 years and my grandfather had his own architectural firm, too….

Materialise and Toyota Work to Create 3D Printed Lightweight Car Seat

Anyone who has ever sat in a the luxury of a down-filled Rococo arm chair knows that car seats aren’t the most comfortable sitting arrangement. Even if you haven’t you’ve…

Toyota to Let People 3D Print Custom Parts for Vehicles in Japan with the Open Road Project

Customization is a huge hobby for owners of cars, trucks, motorcycles and vehicles all around the world. When you drive down the street, no matter where you live, you are…

Thingiverse User Shares Files to 3D Print a Moving Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine 22RE

While 3D printing enthusiasts cover the gamut with a wide range of projects from gaming figurines to avante-garde dresses and shoes, most of the serious automotive 3D printed parts and…