Additive technologies are now widely used in the automotive industry, but how exactly are carmakers utilizing 3D printing to improve their products? Find out how companies great and small are getting the most from Industry 4.0.
The automotive industry has always been on the lookout for faster prototyping and solutions for reducing the part's weight while retaining the structural strength. Here's a curated list of some of the best automotive 3D printing applications so far.
In 3D printed cars, usually the chassis is 3D printed. A German prototyping company went a step further: they 3d printed a functional working cylinder block. It’s even better than the real thing.
If you’re into car replicas, Maurizio Casella’s designs are just right for you. The collection of 3D printable classic cars has just been expanded with a notch models: The Jeep Wrangler. Ride on!
Jay Leno's Garage takes a spin in the world's first 3D printed environmentally friendly supercar: the Divergent Blade.
There's 3D printed cars, and then there's 3D printed radio-controlled cars. Now in its fifth year, the OpenRC project is more fun and accessible than ever.
BMW will show two Mini concept cars at the upcoming IAA 2017 motor show in Frankfurt, and both models will make use of 3D printed parts.
Altair, APWORKS, EOS, and other leading manufacturers partner up under the 3i-PRINT program to 3D print front-end structure for VW Caddy.
Paying tribute to F1 racing legend Ayrton Senna, this 3D printed replica of his Mclaren F1 Car is truly a labor of love.
Kia makes a big statement by using 3D printed car parts in the final design of their new, futuristic concept car, Telluride.
Classic car collector Giuseppe Guerini has combined his passion for 3D printing and Porsches by 3D printing a 1:4 scale Porsche 356 engine.
Graduate students have designed and engineered the Toyota uBox, a car aimed at "Generation Z" that can be customized with 3D printing.
Representing a major breakthrough in the adoption of 3D printing into mass manufacturing, XEV and Polymaker have launched the worlds first mass produced 3D printed electric car. It's constructed from only 57 parts, down from 2,000 in the original design.
Local Motors is an automotive company which developed a talking, autonomous bus with help from MakerBot desktop 3D printers.
This 1954 Pininfarina Jaguar XC120 restoration by CMC took 2nd-in-class at Pebble Beach. The secret weapon? 3D printing.
Inside of the Otara-based Accelerating Aotearoa, designer Ira Munn is working on The Drop, New Zealand's first 3D printed electric vehicle.
McLaren-Honda and Stratasys have announced a new partnership, bringing the uPrint SE Plus 3D printer on-site to track testings and races.