AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive

GM Opens Additive Industrialization Center Dedicated to 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

3D printing will help transform GM operations in product development, motorsports and manufacturing.
#metal #polymer #prototyping

Materials

The Cool Parts Show Live Jan. 12 to Feature Ceramic Brake Rotor

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Join us January 12 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for a live episode featuring a 3D printed ceramic matrix composite brake disc rotor for high-performance vehicles. Add the session to your MySpark planner. 
#composites #coolparts #ceramic

Automotive

Cadillac Utilizes 3D Printing to Bring Back Manual Transmission

By: AM Staff

New Cadillac V-Series Blackwing models will be first GM production vehicles with functional 3D-printed parts, including two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket.
#metal #brackets

Design

ParaMatters’ CogniCAD 4.0 Delivers Smooth, Automated Workflow

By: AM Staff

Design platform enables both digital and traditional manufacturers to automate design-to-manufacturing processes.
#generativedesign

Automotive

Generative Design Improves Micromobility FUV: The Cool Parts Show S3E3

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Arcimoto’s lightweight “Fun Utility Vehicle” gets even lighter thanks to parts that could only come from additive manufacturing. On this episode of The Cool Parts Show, some of the craziest automotive parts you have seen.
#assemblyconsolidation #metal #coolparts

Automotive

Hear a Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturer Describe the Journey to AM for Production

Dylan Schickel of Varroc Lighting Systems describes AM successes and offers hard-knocks advice for others on this journey. Join him Sept. 21 at 2:30 pm EDT as part of AM In-Depth. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)

Automotive

DSM’s Glass-Filled Polypropylene for Demanding Applications

By: AM Staff

Glass-filled polypropylene (PP) pellet material was developed especially for 3D printing, enabling easy and consistent production of structural and demanding applications using fused granulate fabrication technology.

Production

A New Partnership Offers Large-Scale 3D Printing and Five-Axis Machining

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

The side-by-side product offering from Cincinnati Inc. and Multiax America aims to provide high-throughput AM production for large parts under one roof.
#largeformat #postprocessing #machining

Automotive

In Automotive, Is Additive Manufacturing an Answer for Die Cast Tooling?

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

The largest high-pressure die cast tool builder in North America is 3D printing die inserts and water jackets for major automakers. It’s a tough sell, but one company is succeeding — and it’s just getting started.
#moldmaking #metal

Automotive

Generative Design to Bring Weight and Cost Savings for Micromobility FUV

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

The “Fun Utility Vehicle” from Arcimoto is already in production, and already lightweight. But after just 30 days of redesign for additive manufacturing, the company discovered major components could be made lighter still, and production could be made simpler.
#assemblyconsolidation #metal #generativedesign