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Additive manufacturing for the automotive industry

The automotive industry is one of the top sectors that drive the growth of the additive manufacturing market. Car manufacturers and 3D Printing service bureaus take advantage of the technology to meet various challenges including light weighting and materials scarcity.

BMW Group on its growing use of wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) to produce vehicle components

BMW Group engineers were able to demonstrate that WAAM components can be used for high loads, including cyclical loads, even without post-treatment of the surface. During the past years, car manufacturer BMW Group has always...

Automotive supplier ZF bets on 3D Spark to fabricate 3D printed parts

Automotive supplier ZF decided to rely on the 3D Spark platform to simplify the process of fabricating 3D-printed parts. As a reminder, 3D Spark is a software solution that enables to identify the ideal 3D...

New Renault 5 E-Tech EV features 3D printed decorative clip-on features

The original Renault 5 sold over 5.5 million units across five continents from 1972 to 1985 was the first car to achieve fuel consumption below the symbolic 5 litres/100km at 90km/h. Its first electric...

ADDiTEC’s new division leverages its expertise in Additive Manufacturing

ADDiTEC, a provider of Additive Manufacturing services, has created a new venture : ADDiTEC Racing – which specializes in the motorsports industry. The company has recently acquired race assets, including vehicles, support trailers, AM...

Electric vehicle chassis built with wire arc additive manufacturing

A lightweight electric commercial car chassis optimized for performance is built using wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM). A novel stream-lined design framework combined with near-net shape efficient additive manufacturing helps to reduce the product...

Alstom already 3D printed 150,000 parts – Here is what their AM journey looks like

Alstom, the French rolling stock manufacturer operating in rail transport markets, continues to build expertise in AM and by doing so, the company contributes to positioning AM as a key technology process in the...

BMW Group enhances SLS 3D printed parts production with Solukon’s SFP770 post-processing system

German automotive manufacturer BMW Group will improve its SLS 3D printed parts production facility with Solukon's SFP770 post-processing system. With a combined unpacking and cleaning station, this machine can accommodate build boxes from other...

GM buys Tesla’s 3D printing enabled gigacasting supplier TEI to streamline EV production

General Motors has announced that they have acquired Tesla's Gigacasting supplier TEI (Tooling & Equipment International) which uses 3D printing to streamline EV production.  TEI is Tesla's EV development and production streamlining process which produced...

First automated AM production line for automotive 3D printed parts created for the BMW Group

The Additive Manufacturing industry saw the first implementation of an automated AM production line for polymer 3D printed parts at scale at the BMW campus in Munich as part of the Polyline Project.  Earlier in...

Tesla, 3D printing and sand: what’s in the pipeline?

With the goal of reducing production costs, renowned car manufacturer Tesla is working on a new way of making electric vehicles. According to an article issued by Reuters, the company would aim to die cast...

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