Category Archives: Automotive

General Motors saves $300,000 by switching to 3D printed tooling

The Lansing Delta Township assembly plant of American multinational vehicle manufacturer General Motors has reported an expected cost saving of over $300,000 since it acquired a 3D printer three years ago. The savings were described to specialist General Motors Reporter Michael Wayland at Automotive News by Zane Meike, 3D printing lead at the Michigan plant. Driving forward […]

General Motors saves $300,000 by switching to 3D printed tooling

The Lansing Delta Township assembly plant of American multinational vehicle manufacturer General Motors has reported an expected cost saving of over $300,000 since it acquired a 3D printer three years ago. The savings were described to specialist General Motors Reporter Michael Wayland at Automotive News by Zane Meike, 3D printing lead at the Michigan plant. Driving forward […]

LM Industries launches Local Motors’ car 3D printing microfactories

Local Motors, known for developing the 3D printed Strati car and Olli bus, and its spinout co-creation platform Launch Forth have restructured under new parent company LM Industries Group Inc. Based in San Francisco, CA, LM Industries is launching as “the world’s first digital OEM.” Operating from microfactories rather than large facilities, LM Industries aims to […]

Shanghai commits to Divergent 3D printed electric vehicle production

The Divergent 3D node-based additive manufacturing technology, used to make the Blade supercar, is to be the driver of a new electric vehicle (EV) production plant in Shanghai. The forthcoming factory is a joint development between EV investment firm We Solutions, and Shanghai Alliance Investment, a private equity and venture capital arm of Shanghai Municipal Government. […]

Shanghai commits to Divergent 3D printed electric vehicle production

The Divergent 3D node-based additive manufacturing technology, used to make the Blade supercar, is to be the driver of a new electric vehicle (EV) production plant in Shanghai. The forthcoming factory is a joint development between EV investment firm We Solutions, and Shanghai Alliance Investment, a private equity and venture capital arm of Shanghai Municipal Government. […]

Audi to save 50% on lead times by switching to 3D printing for prototyping

The Audi Pre-Series Center in Ingolstadt, Germany, is to adopt Stratasys full-color, multi-material 3D printing for its product design process. According to Dr. Tim Spiering, Head of the Pre-Series Plastics 3D Printing Center at Audi, “Using the J750 for the prototyping of tail light covers, we will be able to accelerate our design verification process,” “We […]

BMW and MIT reveal Liquid 3D Printed Pneumatics for self-assembling car interiors

Skylar Tibbits, who coined the term 4D printing back in 2013, and his team at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have released the details of an ongoing collaboration with car manufacturer BMW. Named Liquid Printed Pneumatics, the project applies the Self-Assembly Lab’s “Rapid Liquid Printing” technique to the development of next generation car interiors, capable of taking […]

3D printing increases efficiency for ETSEIB Motorsport team

3D printing is giving a Spanish university team the edge in the annual Formula Student competition. The ETSEIB team is comprised of engineering students nearing the end of their studies at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Spain. Working with 3D printers from local manufacturer, BCN3D Technologies has streamlined the manufacturing process. Since 1998, the […]

3D Pioneers Challenge Finalists 2018 _ Pushing boundaries … and Think big!

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(Erfurt, 14. Mai 2018) In der dritten Auflage des internationalen Wettbewerbs 3D Pioneers Challenge schaffen es die Organisatoren wieder die Trends und Strömungen der aktuellen 3D-Druck Branche aufzuspüren und auf der Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D in Erfurt zu bündeln. Internationale Einreichungen aus insgesamt 17 Ländern von Europa bis Kanada, Japan oder Indien haben ihren Weg [...]

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General Motors enters next phase of vehicle light weighting with generative design

North American vehicle manufacturer General Motors has teamed up with award winning software company Autodesk in the development of its future product designs. Combining 3D printing with generative design, the company’s approach to vehicle development is “completely transformed,” says Ken Kelzer, VP of Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems at GM. Through paring these technologies the design […]