Charles R. Goulding and Christopher Lee spoke with Seurat Technologie’s CEO, James DeMuth about Area Printing.
TEI Acquires Another Massive voxeljet VX4000 3D Printer to Supply Parts to GM
voxeljet announced the sale of a 3D printer. But it’s more than just that.
What Is the Reality of 3D Printing Car Parts?
An interesting view of 3D printing from outside the industry.
PEUGEOT INCEPTION CONCEPT Features 3D Printing on Textiles
Adoption of additive manufacturing at Stellantis Group continues to grow, this time via innovative 3DFashion technology from Stratasys.
Big Deal: Hexagon Gives Czinger Supercar a $100 Million Turbo Boost
Divergent Technology gets an investment from Hexagon AB.
How Volkswagen is Utilizing 3D Printing to Combat Supply Chain Disruptions Caused by China Lockdowns
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the reaction of automakers in China during the recent crisis.
Design of the Week: 3D Printable Snow Chains
This week’s selection is the Universal 3D Printable Snow Chain by SpeziLover.
Did a Little French Startup Finally Get How to Optimize Designs for 3D Printing?
Cognitive Design Systems understands that lightest does not equal optimum and not all 3D prints are manufacturable.
Automotive Industry Turning Gears with 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how certain advanced automobile manufacturers are now leveraging 3D printing.
Largix’s Unusual 3D Printing Process
An Israeli company uses an unusual 3D printing process to make large-scale objects.
Tata Group and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at Tata Group’s use of 3D printing technologies.
Design of the Week: Nissan Ariya Model
This week’s selection is the incredible Nissan Ariya replica made by Ogle Models.
Porsche IPO and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi believe 3D printing could assist Porsche.
Recycling Auto Parts and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent trends in the automotive industry.
How Do F1 Teams Really Use AM?
Stratasys revealed some of the ways that 3D printing is used by at least one F1 team.
UK Productivity and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology could assist the UK economy.
Additive Manufacturing in the Auto Industry
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace review thoughts from a panel discussion on the use of AM in the automotive industry.
Book of the Week: The Science of Supercars
This week’s selection is “The Science of Supercars” by Martin Roach, Neil Waterman, John Morrison and David Coulthard.
Design of the Week: 3D Printed Wind Tunnel
This week’s selection is the 3D Printed Wind Tunnel by Danny Goiri.
Experience Stratasys Manufacturing Event & 3D Printing in F1 Racing
Charles R. Goulding and Warren Buzzell Jr. look at use of Stratasys equipment by racing teams.
Massivit Is On To Something Big With Their CIM Technology
We recently had a chance to talk with Massivit directly.
Desktop Metal’s Unusual Freefoam Technology
Desktop Metal’s technology innovations continue with the introduction of a very unusual 3D print material: FreeFoam.
Electric Hypercar Dazzles at Dubai’s Expo 2020
The Middle East’s first World Expo featured innovative technologies that ranged from phenotyping to 3D printing—to the Rimac Nevera.
Design of the Week: Functioning Model Car
This week’s selection is the Functioning Model Car by Charlie Ashman.
3D Printed Cars… It’s Happening
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent progress in 3D printing automobiles.
Global Auto Parts Disruption and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how those in automotive companies might take advantage of current economic conditions to advance 3D print technology.
XJET Produces First Completely Ceramic Piston
An automotive company has used XJET’s NPJ technology to produce a high performance engine piston made entirely from ceramic material.
What Honda & Sony’s Electric Vehicle Partnership Means for 3D Printing Technology
Charles Goulding and Warren Buzzell Jr. look at the recent partnership between Sony and Honda, and see what effect this may have on 3D printing activity.
Honda’s 3D Model Takedown is Annoying, But Not Surprising
Printables has been forced to de-list dozens of 3D models referencing “Honda”.
The Tight Relationship Between Automotive and Additive
The automotive industry has a rather tight relationship with 3D printing technology.
Buying a New or Vintage Car? How 3D Printing Can Help You Make a Choice
If you’re in the market for a vehicle, you’ve got a big decision ahead of you
BorgWarner’s 3D Printed Auto Parts Production
Charles R. Goulding reviews BorgWarner’s forays into 3D print technology.
Post-Pandemic CapEx and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how capital expenditures will increase after the pandemic and how they could benefit 3D printing.
Design of the Week: VW Beetle Classic
This week’s selection is the VW Beetle Classic by Ed van der Heijden.
Formlabs Focusing On Automotive Applications?
Formlabs announced today a partnership with an automotive company, and this has some interesting implications for the 3D printer manufacturer.
How Additive Manufacturing Is Driving Competitiveness in the Automotive Sector
Automotive manufacturers have been turning to new technologies to ramp up growth in recent years.
Ford Blue Oval EV Plant and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort look at how 3D printing technology could fit within several initiatives to set up major EV manufacturing centers.
Sir Jony Ive, Electric Vehicles, Ferrari and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at Ferrari’ foray into EVs, their design and how 3D printing could be involved.
Porsche To Offer 3D Printed Seats
Porsche announced they intend to offer 3D printed seats for certain models beginning in February.
Uniformity Labs Successfully Prints a Roll Cage for Solar-Powered Car
Fremont, Calif.-based additive manufacturing company Uniformity Labs has taken solar-powered car racing to the next level with its new AlSi10Mg aluminum alloy powder.
WASP Introduces a New 3D Print Industrial Application: Clay Modeling
WASP has partnered with Honda to develop a new process using 3D printed clay.
Divergent’s Purchase of More SLM NXG XII Equipment Indicates an Industry Change
SLM Solutions announced a blockbuster sale of their flagship NXG XII 600 to Divergent, and there are implications.
European Luxury Cars and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley examine reasons why high-end automakers might be falling behind.
Goodyear, Michelin and 3D Printed Technology
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort examine the development of puncture-proof 3D printed vehicle tires.
Service Repair Truck Acute Shortage and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi envision a new application for 3D printing.
Automania, MoMA and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how art is influenced by 3D printing through an automotive art show.
Polaris Part Challenges And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the use of digital inventory in automotive manufacture as industrial 3D printing picks up steam.
GKN Additive’s Latest 3D Printing Powders Target Automotive Manufacture
Today, GKN Additive announces its latest metal powders for additive manufacturing, adapted from a popular traditional automotive material.
Volkswagen To Increase 3D Printing of Vehicle Parts
Volkswagen announced a collaboration with Siemens and HP to enable production of complex 3D printed parts for future vehicles.
Automotive 3D Printing For The Assembly Line
A recent case study reminds us that industrial 3D printing doesn’t just mean large industrial equipment.
Ford’s Integrated Tether System To Unleash 3D Printed Creativity
Ford introduced a new feature on their upcoming 2022 Maverick truck that could be of significant interest to 3D printer operators.
Arevo’s New 3D Printed Custom E-Scooter
Following on from the Superstrata 3D printed carbon fiber bike, the Arevo team has launched an e-Scooter.
Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing and Vertical Market Impacts
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how wire arc additive manufacturing might affect several heavy industries.
BorgWarner acelera inovação com aquisições e impressão 3D
Charles Goulding e Andressa Bonafe investigam o uso da impressão 3D na BorgWarner em português.
BorgWarner Accelerates Innovation with Acquisitions and 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe look at the use of 3D printing by BorgWarner.
Girl Gang Garage is Now 3D
Girl Gang Garage has partnered with Stratasys to fully “3D” their latest project.
Indian Industrial Titans Clash and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at troubles at an Indian tech giants might affect use of 3D printing technology.
3D Printing Enables Sustainable Production of Nissan Heritage Parts
Working with SOLIZE and HP, Nissan is 3D printing replacement parts for its NISMO Heritage Parts, including the Skyline GT-R.
Additive Manufacturing Continues Gaining Ground in the Automotive Industry
Ford and Audi have the latest implementations of 3D printing in car production.
Aston Martin Goes Additive to Develop New Suspension System in Six Months
Luxury automaker partners with Cranfield University and Domin on fully active suspension technology.
Plastic Or Metal, That Is The Question
Evonik announced a new material, and I had a thought while reading through their announcement.
The Route To Additive Manufacturing Production Is Not Always Direct
I’m reading a case study from Farsoon and it showed a not-so-direct route leading to additive manufacturing for production applications.
Fisker, Foxconn, And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding considers a recent move for electric vehicle production.
Oshkosh Awarded U.S. Postal Deal Over Workhorse Group
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider where 3D printing may fit into the latest plan for USPS trucks.
3D Systems and Jabil Announce “Roadrunner” Industrial 3D Printing System
3D Systems announced a new industrial 3D printing system designed for the aerospace and automotive industries, the Roadrunner.
Mercedes To Spin-Off $35 Billion Truck Division
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider how 3D printing will come into play for Mercedes’ soon-to-be spun off truck division.
BMW Abandons 3D Printed Customization Service
BMW has apparently abandoned their experiment in 3D printed customized parts.
First NXG XII 600 Ships To North America
The first massive 12-laser NXG XII 600 3D printer destined for North America is on its way to Divergent.
SLS 3D Printing Helps IndyCar Brakes Keep Their Cool And Race To Victory
When it comes to racing, most of the focus is on speed — but work with SLS 3D printing is also helping critical braking components keep their cool for a winning IndyCar team.
3D Printed Electric Motor Components Drive Latest Additive Manufacturing Investment
3D printing has established a strong foothold in the automotive industry — but until now, not so much directly in electric motors.
3D Printing And Ford’s $1.5 Billion Canadian Investment
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the 3D printing impact of Ford’s recent investments in Canadian manufacturing plants.
Single-Site Motorsport 3D Printing: Workshop of the Future?
I’m reading a fascinating story about how a small motorsport company is using 3D printing in a very different way.
Truck Stops And 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Peter Favata hit the road with an idea for spare parts 3D printing that keeps truckers trucking.
Magna: 3D Printing And Capturing The Asset-Light Electric Vehicle Market
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider 3D printing in new electric vehicles (EVs).
BMW’s New Additive Manufacturing Plant Won’t Be The Last
BMW has opened for operations a new additive manufacturing plant, but this is likely only the beginning.
McLaren’s Speedtail Aileron Design Inspires 3D Printed Solutions?
Supercar maker McLaren’s new Speedtail includes an unusual feature that might inspire some new 3D printed designs.
Stratasys Deep Inside GM
Stratasys issued an interesting press release where they describe their activities inside of GM.
BMW Group Opens New Additive Manufacturing Campus
The BMW Group’s new Additive Manufacturing Campus in Munich, Germany, is finally open.
3D Printing Rides The Ford Bronco Again
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley delight in the 3D printing opportunity emerging from Ford’s reintroduction of the Bronco.
Polimotor’s 3D Printed Plastic Internal Combustion Engine
A company is apparently 3D printing fully functional internal combustion engines for racing — made from plastic!
The Iconic Vespa Meets 3D Printing
Charles R. Gouding and Andressa Bonafe check out Vespa scooting into 3D printing.
Serious Additive Manufacturing Technology Centers
Two major new additive manufacturing-focused technology centers have recently opened, signalling the seriousness of 3D printing as strategic focus.
RVs Take To The Road – And Take To 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss 3D printing opportunities in the RV industry.
Aftermarket Parts: Another 3D Printing Niche?
Could aftermarket parts be a niche application for 3D printing? I think it has huge potential.
Auto Part Manufacturers And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look into the place of 3D printing in a reshaped auto part supply chain.
5 Industries That Benefit From Ceramics 3D Printing
What makes ceramics such a valuable 3D printing material? Here’s how it’s benefiting five essential industries.
Waymo’s Driverless Car $30 Billion Valuation and Business Model
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examines driverless car market opportunities for 3D printing.
Auto Industry Hammered by COVID-19
The auto industry, like so many other sectors, has had its hands full dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Ford vs. Ferrari: Using 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider how two prominent automotive firms, Ferrari and Ford, are using 3D printing.
Saroléa’s Superbike Powered By Electricity and Polymaker
We had a close look at an electric Superbike, the Saroléa N60, which can accelerate at unearthly rates, and prototyped using Polymaker materials.
When Generative Design Backfires – VW’s New Wheels
What looked like twigs proved to be generatively-designed shapes, the output of generative design algorithms available in Autodesk’s Fusion 360, then cast in metal.
ParaMatters’s CogniCAD “Lightweights” Experimental EV
EV maker Archimoto leveraged ParaMatters’ CogniCAD generative CAD tool to optimize the weight of several key metal components.
3D Printing Truck Parts Improves Manufacturing Process
Cameron Torti & Charles Goulding investigate several major truck manufacturers’ use of 3D printing technologies.
Volkswagen Shows Viability of Metal Additive Manufacturing in Automotive
Last year Volkswagen selected HP Metal Jet for the high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts, as the foundation for its strategy to industrialize additive manufacturing with a multi-year design and production roadmap.
We Will Never 3D Print A Car; We Will 3D Print Car Parts
The application of multiple 3D printing processes to help build parts for a concept electric vehicle hints at how future automobiles might be 3D printed.