3D printing in the automotive sector
The use of 3D printers in your company is primarily for:
The high strength and application of the same thermoplastic materials as in traditional production methods makes 3D printing successful in the automotive sector. 3D printing has been used in the automotive sector since the 1980s, and the increasing working area – 500 x 500 x 500 mm in Factory 2.0 Production System – provides the ability to create large final pieces or a series of smaller items in one printing process.
3D printing in the automotive sector can increase efficiency greatly in several areas. It works well in prototyping when it is necessary to verify a design or assembly and test tooling, as well as in the creation of final parts and spare parts for machines – those that are not currently available in stock or the cost of a single production or purchase is very high.
3D printing allows the time and cost of production of components to be optimised, and also allows early problems in the design of prototypes to be found quickly corrected. 3D printing also reduces material losses and ultimately reduces the weight of a vehicle or its parts. Thanks to small series production, professional equipment can be created for special vehicles such as ambulances and police vehicles, as well as final parts for racing cars and other specialist vehicles.
Clients about us
Parts printed in 3D on Factory 2.0 Production System meet all our requirements – both in terms of strength, dimensional accuracy, turnaround time and weight loss. Many elements are installed in cars as final products.
Łukasz Tomkiewicz, Managing Director, Arrinera Automotive S.A.
Creating a functional prototype has never been so cheap, fast and easy.
Miki Thurzo, Senior Engineer, METRIS 3D
3D printing cuts the design time, and as a result speeds up the creation of the final product.
Factory 2.0 Production System allows large format printing. Thanks to OMNI3D’s solution, we can analyse the ergonomics of models that were printed in full scale. This is very important in our sector.
Using plastic gears printed on the Factory 2.0 3D printer significantly reduces the costs of repair of the production line and its downtime.