New steel material for additive manufacturing used by GKN Sinter Metals and Porsche Engineering

Today’s automotive manufacturers are faced with the ever-increasing demand of improving vehicle efficiency. Manufacturers have tackled the problem from all angles: reducing weight, creating more efficient internal combustion engines, improving powertrains, and reducing noise. But to achieve a more efficient performing vehicle, the automotive market has started using a new process.

Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) brings a natural competitive advantage for time to-market contraction of new ideas and for the development of innovative solutions. AM is used for prototyping parts with quality fit and function. The process has also been used to mass manufacture parts that require a unique shape, typically impossible to achieve via traditional machining. Continue reading “New steel material for additive manufacturing used by GKN Sinter Metals and Porsche Engineering”

Can We Really 3D Print Cars and Car Parts?

Imagine a day when the intrepid tinkerer can download, print, and build a car in his or her own garage. It may sound like science fiction, but it’s coming sooner than you think. Additive manufacturing, better known as 3-D printing, is already a $4.1 billion global industry, and analysts project that advancements in technology will cause it to quadruple in growth over the next five years. Continue reading “Can We Really 3D Print Cars and Car Parts?”

Could 4D technology Build And Improve On The 3D printed Car “Strati”?

For quite some time, many of us have desired our own cars to be smart, with the intelligence of the computer system being as important to some drivers as the style of the car. The recent creation of the self-driving buggy shows how far we will go to let vehicles do all the work, so it is no surprise that the concepts of 4D printing cars have been greeted with such enthusiasm. Continue reading “Could 4D technology Build And Improve On The 3D printed Car “Strati”?”

Bentley Motors EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Car Is the Future of Auto Manufacturing & 3D Printing (VIDEO)

Bentley Motors has been at the forefront of using 3D printing and additive manufacturing as key parts of their design and engineering process. Bentley takes elements from their standard manufacturing processes, scales them down to models and now, they’re building parts for full-scale concept cars.   Continue reading “Bentley Motors EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Car Is the Future of Auto Manufacturing & 3D Printing (VIDEO)”

Škoda Teams With Sculpteo, Offers 3D Printed Mini Škoda Fabia Car To Test Drivers

Sculpteo, the web-based 3D printing service and network of 3Ders, has launched another fun campaign to raise awareness of the accessibility and versatility of 3D printing. They’ve teamed up with Škoda France and the agency Shivacom France to promote 3D printing and the hot new European supermini car, the Škoda Fabia. Continue reading “Škoda Teams With Sculpteo, Offers 3D Printed Mini Škoda Fabia Car To Test Drivers”

Nissan Motorsports and Evok3D Beat the Heat with 3D Printing

When French race car driver Alex Premat was pulled from his car after suffering from heat exhaustion during a race, the Nissan Motorsports’ Australian V8 Supercar team needed to find a better driver cooling system before their next race. So they turned to 3D printing company Evok3D who helped them quickly rapid prototype their new design with 3D printing tech. Continue reading “Nissan Motorsports and Evok3D Beat the Heat with 3D Printing”

Autodesk and Local Motors Collaborate on First Spark 3D Platform Implementation

Earlier this year, Autodeskannounced plans to introduce Spark, a new open platform for 3D printing, aimed at making it simpler and more reliable to print 3D models and easier to control how that model is printed. Now, Autodesk is collaborating with Local Motors, the leader in open-source hardware innovation, to utilize the Spark platform. Continue reading “Autodesk and Local Motors Collaborate on First Spark 3D Platform Implementation”