The future of car parts: 3D Printed On-Demand replacement car parts
Watch the video above to see how a typical car engine block is 3d modeled and then 3d printed On-Demand, with less cost and faster lead times.
Ford, Bentley, GM, BMW, Pininfarina and even Caterham use this service, so why not you?
Why 3D Printing for Automotive Design?
Replace Expensive CNC Production
By replacing expensive and lead-time critical CNC-milled parts with in-house manufactured plastic parts, you can dramatically reduce your production costs. The printed plastic parts also perform better technically, weigh less, and are well suited for the production of complex bodies that, when using conventional metal-cutting processes, would be very difficult and costly to produce.
Create Better Assembly Tools
For hand-held devices used on the assembly line, engineers can employ 3D printing to make ergonomically designed assembly aids that perform better than conventionally made tools.
Test and Identify Design Problems
In some cases using CAD models alone is not as effective at finding design problems as a 3D printed physical part – you can easily identify a component issue that may have been missed in the initial design stage.