Additive manufacturing for cars: From prototyping to serial components

Improved technologies can reduce manufacturing costs and accelerate production. 3D printers are now often used by car manufacturers.

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The "LSEV" shall be one of the first mass produced 3D printed cars. © LSEV

Prototyping: Less manual work, more iterations

Fast adaptation in all areas

Plastics instead of clay: This car was printed in life size and is in no way inferior to the models made of clay.

Plastics instead of clay: This car was printed in life size and is in no way inferior to the models made of clay. Source: Cincinnati

Additive manufacturing in serial models

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© MBFZ toolcraft GmbH

Laser sintering: Metal printing instead of welded chassis

The Cirin is only a small model. But bigger printers could soon print such cars in their original size.

The Cirin is only a small model. But bigger printers could soon print such cars in their original size. Source: Max Greenberg, Sameer Yeleswarapu, Ian Cullimore