3/7/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Carbon, Lamborghini 3D Print Auto Parts at Scale

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

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Carbon has partnered with Italian sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini, enabling the automaker to manufacture car parts with Carbon’s 3D printing technology. Lamborghini’s first production parts using Carbon’s technology are a textured fuel cap with the Urus label and a clip component for an air duct. Both parts are used on Lamborghini’s Super SUV, the Urus model, first introduced in 2018.

Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology uses light and oxygen to rapidly produce products from a pool of resin. The DLS equipment uses over-the-air software updates combined with connected, data-centric hardware and advanced materials to enable designers and engineers to produce products that previously could not be made, both economically and at mass scale, the company says

“Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing,” says Stefan Gramse, chief procurement officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “By partnering with Carbon, we are designing on the means of production, which allows us to produce durable products smarter, faster and more efficiently, while also substantially accelerating our time to market.”

Using Carbon printers and DLS technology, Lamborghini, in close collaboration with Volkswagen’s Electronic Research Lab, is redesigning vehicle interior, mirror assembly and accessory components to produce lightweight, durable, end-use parts. Carbon’s Epoxy (EPX) 82 material is proven to withstand the high pressures, temperature requirements and impact strength needed for such applications. Using Carbon DLS, Lamborghini can now produce higher quality, lighter-weight parts, at scale and more efficiently.

“Carbon’s digital manufacturing solution empowers companies like Lamborghini with the freedom to design and build better products on the means of production,” says Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and co-founder of Carbon. “The automotive industry shows significant promise for using digital fabrication for production at scale, and our partnership with Lamborghini is a perfect example of the kind of innovation you can achieve when you fuse design, manufacturability and engineering all into one.”

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