Back in July 2015, we took a look at the Divergent 3D Blade , the world’s first 3D-printed supercar. More than just a car, the Blade represented a paradigm shift in auto manufacturing … and we really weren’t all that sure we’d hear about it again.
Much anticipation has been built around the future of the automotive and aerospace industries in the wake of recent advancements in 3D-printing technologies. But what’s often overlooked is the way 3D printing can also revolutionize the transportation infrastructure industry. Read More
It feels like a scene from a movie. I’m standing in the lobby of a brand-new research facility where video screens set in large circular stands beam the company’s achievements from their high-res flat screens
Sun roof assembly tool 3D printed by Opel with its Stratasys FDM 3D Printers Opel , Europe’s third-largest automotive manufacturer, is slashing manufacturing tool production costs by up to 90% using its Stratasys 3D Printers. Opel also creates 3D printing assembly tools in less than 24 hours. With efficient production crucial to its success, Opel’s International Technical Development Center is 3D printing a range of manufacturing and assembly tools to advance the production of its iconic ‘Adam’ hatchback car
Arizona-based Local Motors is aiming to become the first to bring a 3D-printed electric car to market. The LM3D Swim is a demonstration of the speed at which additive manufacture can bring ideas into reality, as well as showing off Local Motors’ production ethos of “form over function.” The functional chassis of the car is able to be “skinned” with any number of body concepts to give it all sorts of visual character – and since the car is 3D-printed, one-off body shapes are not a problem
Just like moose and deer in other parts of the world, strong and agile kangaroos wreak all kinds of havoc when bounding across Australian roads. In an effort to limit the damage, Volvo is working on technology for its vehicles that detects the roos and brings the car to a gentle stop before a collision can occur.