Automotive

The Manufacturing Network as a Source for Internal Custom Tooling

For a tool that includes both machined and 3D-printed components, all the pieces of the tool can be made by separate companies yet arrive together. BMW has used Xometry to obtain tooling in this way.

3 Ways Volkswagen Will Use HP Metal Jet

When HP introduced its Metal Jet platform at IMTS 2018, the launch was assisted by key initial partners including the German automaker. Here are some of the opportunities VW sees with this metal 3D printing technology.

Optimized LPBF Reduces Cost Per Part by 90 Percent

Through a combination of laser powder-bed fusion, design and optimization technology, Betatype reduced the cost of an automotive part from more than $40 to less than $4.

HP Enters Metal Additive Manufacturing with Production-Focused Binder Jetting Machine

A metal 3D printer for scale production of steel parts is the next extension of HP's additive offerings and the logical extension of printer technology the company has been developing for decades.

AM Conference: Selective Laser Melting for Automotive

SLM Solutions presents some of the ways that the automotive industry is embracing selective laser melting at the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference.

Local Motors Launches LM Industries

LM Industries leverages a co-creation network, technologies such as 3D printing and agile microfactories to deploy mobility solutions. 

GKN and Porsche Develop AM Transmission Part Using New Metal Powder

Using a combination of metal powder-bed fusion and metal powder 20MnCr5, GKN Powder Metallurgy and Porsche 3D-printed an intricate differential housing with gear ring unit on a front traverse transmission. 

Roush Uses Engine Cylinder Head to Prove Out Additive Manufacturing

A 3D-printed cylinder head investigation reveals the possibilities of additive manufacturing.

Metal AM System Revs Up Prototyping for Startup’s New Engine

The Desktop Metal Studio System demonstrates time and cost savings in prototyping and improving the parts for Lumenium’s IDAR engine. 

3D Printing the World's Smallest Flow Measurement Probes

Vectoflow has found its niche in 3D printing flow measurement probes featuring up to five holes on a probe head diameter as tiny as 0.9 mm.

3D-Printed Windform SP Part Helps Team Set New Speed Record

With no time left to make a NACA duct out of fiberglass using a mold and layup tooling, CRP USA 3D printed it from Windform SP to withstand the conditions of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Printing Solid, Simple Metal Parts in Minutes, Spee3D Process Is Competition for Casting

Kinetic energy additive process bonds metal not through melting, but with the use of compressed shop air.