The automotive industry is unique because each end use product features a different combination of specific parts. Some parts may overlap, but generally each vehicle features different jigs, fixtures, and exterior finishes. Of course, this is part of what makes the cars and brands competitive in the industry. The automotive industry comes along with strict launch dates, fixed budgets, and high industry standards. Of course, despite these challenges, automotive engineers are tasked with creating cars that are more fuel efficient, have better performance and safety standards, and are more aesthetic than previous models.
We understand that deviating from standard workflows to introduce new technology is often challenging, but it is necessary for long-term competitive success in the automotive industry. By incorporating additive manufacturing, engineers will find that they can reach better and more efficient results that are highly customizable for automotive applications. The materials are strong, and they have an incredible surface finish to achieve the desired end-use look.
In addition, our contract 3D printing services are a great way to prototype a part for an automotive application before purchasing the technology.
Automotive Industry Additive Applications
Miller 3D Partner, Bigrep has been making significant headway in the automotive industry. For example, some customers are printing end-use dashboards, and handheld automotive jigs with hi-temp materials. In addition, they have recently unveiled 3D printing custom auto interiors. For example, to refurbish vintage cars with a modern interior is faster and cheaper with this technology when it’s outsourced through a contract manufacturing company. In addition, the printed components also allow adapters to be implemented into a visually undisturbed vintage look.