Usage of 3D printing in Car industries
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file
. It all starts with making a virtual design of the object you want to create. This virtual design is for instance a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file. This CAD file is created using a 3D modeling application or with a 3D scanner (to copy an existing object). A 3D scanner can make a 3D digital copy of an object.
Recently, companies enabled their hardware to perform 3D scanning. In the near future digitizing real objects into 3D models will become as easy as taking a picture. Future versions of smartphones will probably have integrated 3D scanners. As a result 3D scanners can help reengineering and with 3D printers we can have our new model.
The automotive industry has been one of the key industries to adopt 3D printing. In automotive 3D printing is being used in prototypes, concept cars and unique cars and now is beginning to be used in manufacturing. Automotive companies were one of the first customers for 3D printing companies and have adopted a number of technologies.
Industrial 3D printers have opened new paths at each stage of production of motor vehicles; from the functional prototyping phases, design, and tooling production to parts manufacturing, the automotive industry is one of the pioneers in the use and integration of 3D printing in its processes.
It may sound outlandish, but the truth is that the future of making cars is bound to change. Here’s how 3D printing will revolutionize the auto industry.
- Production Will Take Place Faster
- More Flexibility in The Design
- Less Risks
- It Eliminates the Suppliers
- It Helps The Planet
- Create car’s complex functional parts
- produce car spare parts
These days most of the great automobiles brands use new technologies like 3d prints. French automotive brand and subsidiary of the PSA Group, DS Automobiles has announced its latest car model features 3D printed titanium parts. The DS 3 Dark Side edition uses innovative technologies such as 3D printing and ‘3D Skin’ technology to provide a premium feel to the car.