Earlier this year, Carbon and Lamborghini manufactured a new textured Fuel Cap and a clip component for an air duct for Lamborghini’s Super SUV, the Urus model. This first experience of the Carbon Digital Manufacturing Platform enabled Lamborghini to recognize it could transform the way its parts are designed, engineered, and manufactured.
With the goal of producing better parts, while accelerating product development, both companies expand their partnership; this time for the digital manufacturing of both the central and lateral dashboard air vents for the Sián FKP 37, Lamborghini’s first hybrid production car.
A milestone for AM in automotive
According to the partners, the combination of Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology with Lamborghini’s design led to air vents that provide comfort with an adrenaline-charged feeling of acceleration during the driving experience.
Interestingly, with the Sián air vents, Lamborghini reduced its part lead time by 12 weeks by moving swiftly from design to production directly on the Carbon Platform. Time-consuming and costly tooling steps involved with traditional manufacturing were eliminated completely.
At the technical level, the teams used Carbon EPX 82 material for the air vents. The material successfully passed tests related to Interiors Flammability, Volatile Organic Compounds, Thermal Cycling and Heat Aging.
“Lamborghini has exacting standards for quality and performance, and we are pleased to demonstrate how the Carbon Digital Manufacturing Platform makes it possible for our customers to create parts at a speed, quality, and cost not possible with other manufacturing techniques,” said Paul DiLaura, VP of Enterprise Partnerships at Carbon. “We couldn’t be prouder to expand our work with Lamborghini.”
“We wanted to give our designers and engineers the ability to produce better parts, and we can do this by leveraging Carbon DLS technology. We were also able to simplify the supply chain and reduce the time-to-market for these parts,” said Stefan Gramse, Chief Procurement Officer at Automobili Lamborghini. “Moving forward we are putting more effort and resources on using additive manufacturing technologies for production of parts for Lamborghini vehicles, and in working with Carbon, we have found a partner that shares our vision for creating best-in-class products that push the limits of what’s possible.”
This new partnership is another example of what’s possible to achieve in leveraging Carbon’s DLS™ technology to create better designs and bring innovative parts and products to market faster than previously possible.
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