Automotive

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.

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.