Automotive

Registration Opens for Additive Manufacturing Workshop at NAIAS

The January 2019 workshop at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit covers the evolving role of 3D printing in automotive manufacturing.

SPE Names First AM Winner in Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

SPE’s Automotive Division added Additive Manufacturing as a category for 2018. The first winning application used 3D printing to create a window alignment fixture.

Additive Manufacturing Sparks F1 Cars to Victory

A look behind the scenes at the Alfa Romeo Sauber in Switzerland reveals how additive manufacturing plays a decisive role in a Formula One team's challenge to make a new best-car-in the-world every year. 

3rd Dimension to Receive Additive Industries MetalFab1

The metal additive manufacturing system will enable 3rd Dimension to manufacture production parts at full scale and in larger sizes.

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Extends Partnership with Additive Industries

The five-year agreement will enable Sauber Engineering to further develop its metal additive manufacturing competency for Formula One and customer parts.

 

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.