3D Printing in <br>automotive

3D Printing in
automotive

Innovation never happened so fast

With an Ultimaker you can 3D print highly accurate, functional prototypes or tools that can withstand lots of abuse. This gives engineers and designers the ability to improve and test designs quickly. And it cuts down lead times to days, instead of weeks compared to traditional methods.

  • Concept models
  • Functional testing
  • Custom tools & parts
  • Jigs, fixtures & gauges
  • Small production runs

3D printed examples in automotive

Custom Ford Fiesta headlights

Design validation

Validate the manufacturability of the design at early stages by printing the actual part. New iterations can be easily made in-house in a few hours, with no cost penalties.

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Fit testing custom 3D printed intakes

Fit testing

With 3D printing, companies like Eventuri are able to quickly create prototypes and perform functional and fit testing before developing the final carbon-fibre parts.

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3D printed Ford Fiesta component by Tucci Hot Rods

Functional prototypes

3D printing custom functional prototypes in-house allows for faster and more efficient production process, from design and testing, through to production and post-processing.

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3D printed liftgate badge

Tools, jigs, and fixtures

3D printing enabled Volkswagen Autoeuropa to test construction and assembly tools, reduce their development times by 95% and achieve a 91% cost reduction.

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