Automotive

As 3D Printing for Production Becomes Practical, the Attention in Materials Shifts to Practical Concerns

Recent posts relate to ensuring sufficient materials supply for production, certifying processes for AM materials, and even whether the properties of polymer AM include the ability to hold a screw.

Video: Can 3D Printed Parts Hold Self-Tapping Screws?

Automotive light maker Varroc Lighting Systems will soon begin using additive manufacturing for plastic production parts fastened into assemblies. Here are the results of its tests with self-tapping screws.

Project Partners Bring Next Generation AM Project to Successful Conclusion

Two years after Daimler, Premium Aerotec and EOS launched their NextGenAM pilot manufacturing facility in Varel, Germany, the partners now celebrated the successful completion of the project during a special ceremony in Varel, Germany.

Video: HP on Additive Manufacturing for Production

HP’s Timothy Weber discusses VW’s plans for making metal parts via AM and the way forward to implementing additive as a production process.

Video: Industrializing Additive Manufacturing for Automotive

A number of components for the Bugatti Chiron sports car spoiler were reimagined for additive manufacturing, unleashing several performance improvements. 

Ford in Production with On-Demand AM Polymer Parts

Ford and Carbon presented the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for the Ford Motor Company, created with Carbon’s digital light synthesis technology.

Video Collection: Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive

If you missed the debut of the Additive Manufacturing Workshop at the North American International Auto Show, you can now watch video of all the presentations, including the Q&A session taking live questions from the audience.

Video: Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative to Casting

Daan Kersten of Additive Industries discusses the promise of metal AM for production. Cost per piece can be lower than many expect.

Carbon, Lamborghini 3D Print Auto Parts at Scale

Carbon and Lamborghini have partnered to use Carbon’s DLS technology for part production.

Stratasys, Andretti Autosport Partner on High-Performance AM

The collaboration agreement between Andretti and Stratasys is intended to provide customers with FDM technology and materials for challenging, competitive racing environments.

Watch: Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive Video Available

Watch the full program of the inaugural Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive, and learn how automotive manufacturers are using 3D printing in production.

Carbon, Ford Collaboration Unveils AM Parts at Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive

At the Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive, Carbon and Ford unveiled the digitally manufactured polymer parts that they have collaborated on, the first AM parts in production designed specifically for Ford.

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