Category Archives: Transport

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes print full-scale propeller blade for military applications

Naval Group, a French industrial group focusing on naval defence and marine renewable energy, and Centrale Nantes engineering school have successfully 3D printed their first full-scale propeller blade demonstrator using the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. This large, geometrically complex blade weighing over 300kg was produced under the framework of the Joint Laboratory of Marine technology, […]

3D-gedruckte autonome Boote als Transportmittel der Zukunft

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Wissenschaftler des Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) am MIT haben autonome Boote entwickelt, die innerhalb kürzester Zeit mit Hilfe von erschwinglichen 3D-Druckern hergestellt werden. Diese könnten künftig auf Kanälen in Städten wie Amsterdam, Bangkok oder auch Venedig für den Transport von Personen und Gütern eingesetzt werden, um den Verkehr zu entlasten. Gemeinsam mit [...]

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Titomic enters marine additive manufacturing MoU with Fincantieri Australia

Fincantieri Australia, a localized branch of international shipbuilding company Fincantieri has signed a 12-month Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with industrial metal additive manufacturing company Titomic. Within this new MoU, Titomic will asses the potential of its Titomic Kinetic Fusion metal 3D printing process applied to Fincantieri’s existing manufacturing facilities. “This agreement with Fincantieri marks a significant milestone […]

Goodbye punctures: BigRep 3D prints airless bicycle tire

In a project tipped to be a “world-first,” large-format 3D printing provider BigRep has made a full-scale, functional, airless bicycle tire. Made as a custom modification for a Specialized Globe Centrum Sport bike, the tire showcases the abilities of BigRep’s new PRO FLEX material, taking cues from the wider maker community that commonly uses TPU-based filaments to make RC model […]

U.S. Marine Corps improving squadron self-sufficiency with 3D printing

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31 (CLB), part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are using 3D printing to create spare parts. The 31st MEU deploys with little notice, as the need arises. The nature of their mission means that sending replacement parts around the world is not often feasible, something that leads […]

BMW demos 3D printed S1000RR sport bike following $12.3 million investment

This week multinational automotive BMW Group invested €10 million (approximately $12.3 million) in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus in Germany. In the teaser for this new facility, discerning viewers may have noticed the 3D printed chassis of a BMW sports bike. Made for the award winning BMW S1000RR motorcycle, the 3D printed chassis is a demonstration of possibilities yet […]

Hyundai Mobis open $2.8 million 3D printing and design workshop for vehicles

Hyundai Mobis, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group that manufactures automotive parts in South Korea, has opened a 3D printing lab, the Design Model Workshop, which has the capacity to 3D print customized vehicle parts. It is South Korea’s first design research facility launched by an automotive component supplier. Prototyping 3D printed parts on clay […]

BMW Group invests €10 million in German Additive Manufacturing Campus

The multinational automotive BMW Group has invested €10 million (approximately $12.3 million) in an Additive Manufacturing Campus scheduled to open early 2019. A 6,000 square meter facility, the new Additive Manufacturing Campus will focus on prototyping, series production of parts, and customized solutions for the automotive industry. Udo Hänle, Head of Production Integration at BMW comments, “Our new […]

CRP collaborates with Energica on Italian-first electric motorcycle

Energica, an Italian manufacturer of supersport electric motorcycles, have designed parts of Italy’s first street-legal electric motorcycle, the Energica Ego, using 3D printing. Rapid prototyping of the Ego’s dashboard and seat were performed by CRP Technology the research and development arm of CRP Group, specialising in rapid prototyping materials for 3D printing. 3D printed composite […]

XEV plans mass-production 3D printed electric cars

Award winning 3D printer filament manufacturer Polymaker has partnered with Italian car manufacturer XEV to make 3D printed low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs). While XEV’s LSEVs aren’t the first ever 3D printed cars, the partners believe that this is the first example of additive manufacturing vehicles at scale. Stanley Lu, CEO of XEV,  provided 3D Printing Industry […]