Category Archives: Automotive

Carbon and Ford debut 3D printed end-use parts at NAIAS

Today, Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based company behind Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing technology, has debuted the first 3D printed parts in production for Ford, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Together, the companies are displaying Ford Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) Lever Arm Service Parts, Ford F-150 Raptor Auxiliary […]

Oxford’s Dash-CAE invests in 3D printing for composite tooling

Dash-CAE, a prototype and tooling manufacturer based in the UK, has acquired a Stratasys F900mc 3D printer to ramp up its services to the automotive, motorsport and aerospace industries. Adding to an existing bank of Stratasys FDM machines, the new system is contributing to Dash-CAE’s advanced composite manufacturing workflow for the likes of Formula 1, hydrofoil […]

VIBA redesigns the Honda Monkey as Jane with the help of 3D printing

VIBA, a French manufacturer of limited edition bikes, has redesigned a classic motorbike using 3D printed parts. The project was completed in collaboration with German metal 3D printing specialists, SLM solutions and Rolf Lenk. Yann Bakonyi, the founder of VIBA said, “At tradeshows we see a lot of [3D printed] parts, but they are usually just […]

Christian Thönes, Chairman of the Board at DMG MORI, talks 3D printing at Porsche

German performance sportscar manufacturer Porsche has been investigating the potential of additive manufacturing in automotive for some time. In its close relationship with the Volkswagen Group, Porsche has introduced metal 3D printing for component cooling. And, in 2018, the company greenlighted a classic car spare part replacement project using SLM/SLS for metal and plastic parts. Though […]

BMW unveils Individual M850i Night Sky with 3D printed meteoric parts

German multinational automotive company BMW Group, has introduced the BMW Individual M850i Night Sky car, including parts made by additive manufacturing. Through the company’s customization facility BMW Individual Manufaktur, in Garching, Germany, the one-off M850i Night Sky was designed in anticipation of an intense meteor shower which took place earlier this week. Using aluminum and meteoritic rock materials, […]

CNH Industrial selects Roboze 3D printers to expedite assembly at Iveco vans

Italian professional 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has confirmed that CNH Industrial, one of the world’s largest capital goods companies, has selected its systems to help automotive client Iveco. Installed at Iveco’s assembly plant in Suzzara, Northern Italy, the Roboze One+400 3D printer is being applied to the production of jigs and fixtures for the Iveco Daily […]

WATCH: Bugatti prepares 3D printed brake caliper for series production

In January 2018 performance car brand Bugatti, in partnership with SLM Solutions, unveiled a 3D printed brake caliper. Now, in a new video clip from parent company Volkswagen, the titanium component has been put to the test demonstrating how the company is gearing up towards 3D printing in series production. Large but light A first […]

3D Printing Industry review of the year November 2018

November was the month of one of the largest additive manufacturing show formnext. 3D Printing Industry team was in Frankfurt bringing our readers the latest news from the exhibition. From formnext 2018 Fillamentum, a Czech 3D printing filament manufacturer worked with František Dvořák, an industrial designer, to 3D print a hood of an electric motorbike. The […]

Volkswagen opens advanced 3D printing center, looks to additive manufacturing in production

The toolmaking unit of German multinational automaker Volkswagen has opened a new advanced 3D printing center. Located in the automotive hub of Wolfsburg, Germany, the facility occupies 3,100 m² of floor space, and houses a range of cutting edge metal additive manufacturing machines. At this center, VW will be investigating the potential of binder jet […]

Ford Develop 3D Printed Brakes For Shelby Mustang GT500

While 3D printing has been in the automotive field for some time, use cases have been sparser than one would expect. Sure, there have been cases of tail light manufacturing and the occasional 3D printed car, but mass production is the exception rather than the rule. However, in a major development, Ford is now developing […]

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