Similar to the way the World Wide Web democratized news, education, and entertainment, 3D printing has the potential to democratize the manufacturing of certain goods.
Ford appears to be giving customers the green light to 3D print their own accessories for the new Ford Maverick truck, with suggestions it'll make its FITS system open source. Read on for what we know so far.
The David Bowie tribute concept car, the first in the world to be produced full-scale in 3D, will be exhibited at Festival Automobile International from January 31 to February 3, 2019.
In a new scheme called "Future meets Classic," Mercedes-Benz is using 3D printing to produce genuine replacement parts for a range of classic cars, including a 3D printed inside mirror base and spark plug holder for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé.
Facing retirement, 3D scanning and printing is used to rescue a 103-year-old Delage Type-S grand prix car from the great junkyard in the sky.
The automotive company MINI has launched MINI Yours Customised, a new 3D printing service that will allow customers to design custom interior and exterior trim pieces and have them 3D printed for their car.
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.
Altair, APWORKS, EOS, and other leading manufacturers partner up under the 3i-PRINT program to 3D print front-end structure for VW Caddy.
Mcor Technologies’ selective deposition lamination (SDL) technology is being used by Honda to create paper molds for carbon fiber CFRP parts.
GM is using Autodesk's generative design technology and additive manufacturing to fabricate lighter automotive parts; this seat bracket is 40% lighter and 20% stronger than its predecessor.
Carmaker BMW showed a 3D printed motorcycle frame at their Digital Day 2018 in Munich, an S1000RR superbike with a frame and swing arm fabricated using metal powder laser melting.
BMW celebrates the holiday season and 3D printing technology by releasing STL files of its iconic logo, the famous BMW Welt, a set of wheels, and more.
At SEMA 2017, Airwolf 3D is unveiling a modified 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that is upgraded with 3D printed components.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks announces that its first metal 3D printed spare part, a thermostat cover, has passed the quality assurance process.
Aiming to make its debut bike personal, Italian Volt 3D prints parts of its Lacama electric motocycle to change its shape and characteristics.
Seeking a competitive advantage, Ferrari are using 3D printing to develop their 2017 Formula 1 engine with an innovative new piston design.
3D printer manufacturer Stratasys is driving innovation at Andretti Autosports through a collaboration that will enhance design and development.
BMW Group recently announced that it has created the company's one-millionth 3D printed component for series production: a window guide rail for the BMW i8 Roadster.
The Japanese electronics manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing process. Dubbed as "dot forming technology," the technique combines laser, CNC, and CAM technologies to produce near-net metal parts.
KW Heritage, a restoration service from engineering firm KW Special Projects, used 3D scanning and 3D printing to restore the engine cover of a rare Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 racing car, which will be on display at the Goodwood Revival motor racing festival.