AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive

3D Printed Battery Electrodes Could Drive Electric Vehicles Forward

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Precise control of battery electrode architecture through photopolymerization opens the door to new cell geometries and lighter battery packs for EVs and more, Photocentric says.
#polymer #sustainability

Automotive

Farsoon's 403P System Lowers Mann+Hummel's Prototyping Costs

By: Evan Doran

Farsoon’s 403P AM system enabled Mann+Hummel to solve cycle and cost challenges stemming from recent evolutions in the Chinese automobile industry.
#polymer #prototyping

Automotive

3D Printing Allows Special Version of Aston Martin Vanquish

By: Gary S. Vasilash, Transportation Editor

The man who designed the sportscar is making a special limited-edition reimagining of it. 3D printing is playing a role.
#polymer

Aerospace

Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

By: AM Staff

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
#supplychain #enterprise #metal

Automotive

Metal Additive Manufacturing on the Track

By: Julia Hider, Associate Editor

Additive manufacturing and topology optimization are helping teams produce stronger, lighter parts that meet the demands of off-road racing vehicles.
#lightweighting #metal #topologyoptimization

Automotive

ExOne, Ford Motor Co. Develop Aluminum Binding Jetting Process

By: AM Staff

This aluminum engine block model, 3D printed in 6061, demonstrates the high resolution and geometric control that can be produced in a new binder jet 3D printing and sintering process developed by Ford and ExOne.
#metal

Design

Cadillac Blackwing Models Are First GM Cars Using Additive Manufacturing for Full-Scale Production

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Three functional components are 3D printed thanks to cost savings and design freedom. Layers lines on the shift knob signify this advance.
#brackets

Design

Lighter, Better-Performing Brake Rotor From 3D Printing: The Cool Parts Show #27

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Additive manufacturing with an aluminum/ceramic composite enables a brake rotor with one-third the weight and five times the heat transfer of a typical rotor. We talk to the inventor on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#lightweighting #ceramic #video

Automotive

Porsche Advances Electrification with Generative Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash, Transportation Editor

The sports car manufacturer achieves weight savings and assembly consolidation using additive manufacturing instead of casting for an electric drive housing.
#assemblyconsolidation #lightweighting #generativedesign

Production

Pushing Laser Powder Bed Fusion into New Realms of Productivity

By: Barbara Schulz, European Correspondent

The Betatype technology stack supports businesses looking to expand on the potential of additive manufacturing for series production through design-led thinking and unique optimization algorithms to maximize the capacity of LPBF systems.
#metal