Automotive

SPE Automotive Composites Conference (ACCE) Issues Call for Papers

The 2018 ACCE again includes a track on additive manufacturing for composite applications in the automotive industry. 

Video: 3D Printing at Local Motors

3D printing plays multiple roles at the company’s Knoxville microfactory, from prototyping to the production of parts for autonomous vehicles.

Companies Partner to Fit VW Caddy with 3D-Printed Structure

The partnership, called 3i-PRINT, shows possibilities for AM in the automotive sector.

Metal Matrix Composite Demonstrates Additive Manufacturing’s Promise for New Materials

The co-founder of a materials-development firm seeks to aid manufacturers in pursuing the material freedom of AM.

3D-Printed Tooling at Volkswagen Autoeuropa

A video illustrates how the automotive manufacturing facility is using Ultimaker 3D printers to dramatically reduce the time and cost of developing jigs, fixtures and manufacturing aids.

Ford Crossing Bridges to Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Production

The automaker is actively working to bridge the gaps keeping additive manufacturing from advancing into automotive parts production. Partnerships that help that advance are vital.

3D Printing a Metal Shift Knob for Faster Cooling

Metal 3D printing and design thinking enabled an engineer to create a shift knob designed to cool rapidly inside a hot car.

Functional Prototypes for Electric Motorcycles Made with CLIP Technology

Alta Motors has plans to use Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology for production in the near future.

GKN and EOS Form Collaboration Aimed at AM for Automotive Market

The two companies aim to develop metal additive manufacturing for automotive applications.

Audi Enters Developmental Partnership with EOS to Focus on Metal Additive Manufacturing

EOS is supporting Audi in the development of its 3D printing center in Germany.

Renault Trucks Builds Lighter, More Compact Engine with Metal 3D-Printed Parts

The company has successfully tested a prototype four-cylinder engine with additively manufactured parts.

GKN Sinter Metals Begins Automotive Series Production

The company is using a multi-laser metal system to additively manufacture automotive parts.