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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 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...

Chromatic 3D Materials delivers 3D Printed parts for Austria’s ÖBB Railcars

Following a number of product launches including its 3D printing services, we will now start seeing the type of applications Chromatic can deliver. ÖBB, the federal railway of Austria, is operating multiple trains with industrial-strength,...

XEV unveils latest YOYO model, launches 3D printing customization services

XEV, an automotive company founded in 2018, continues to provide users with environmental-friendly urban mobility solutions. The company has recently unveiled its new YOYO model which will be simultaneously launched in Italy, Germany, France,...

TI Fluid Systems relies on SLS 3D printing for the production of prototypes and spare parts for the automotive industry

The Polish branch of TI Fluid Systems, a developer of automotive fluid technology, is relying on SLS 3D printing to produce functional prototypes and spare parts. The company specializes in the development and production of...

Maniac & Sane overcomes the heavyweight of cargo bikes with SLS 3D printing and INFINAM® PA12 composite materials

The more people are making environmentally conscious choices for their mobility, the more one realizes that cargo bikes become trending. Designed and constructed specifically for transporting loads, these vehicles can help their owner carry...

Eccentrica’s Lamborghini restomod features titanium 3D printed parts

The Diablo Eccentrica, a restomod based on one of Lamborghini’s iconic models, the 1990s Diablo, was recently launched at a select event at Garage 21 in Milan, Italy. The company, founded by Emanuel Colombini,...

Peugeot Inception Concept combines function with aesthetics thanks to direct-to-textile 3D printing

Peugeot Inception Concept, the latest electric vehicle that aims to embody Peugeot’s vision for the future of mobility, is a design manifesto led by the company’s brand design director, Matthias Hossann. The interior design of...