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Automotive

Thorough, innovative design and engineering requires precise, reliable technology solutions. 3D Systems end-to-end solutions for automotive design, prototyping and production help automakers pioneer in the fast lane.

The quest to out-innovate competitors and reduce costs for every aspect of product development are business as usual in the automotive industry. These demands are complicated by factors such as stricter environmental regulations, rising costs of raw materials, and the ongoing need to reduce time-to-market.

3D Systems has unparalleled experience in addressing the challenges of the automotive industry. Our hardware, software and services solutions are helping companies develop lighter weight parts to drive down manufacturing costs, design and produce innovative assemblies that reduce part counts and provide greater strength and efficiency, and create realistic prototypes that can remove months from the product development process.


The Challenge

Making Product Parts Faster Than With Traditional Casting

English Racing designed an innovative new underdrive pulley gear that would lower oil pressure. But producing it with traditional casting would be too time consuming and cost prohibitive.

 

The Solution

MTI Uses Direct Metal Printing to Produce Installed Part in 3 Days

The part was installed on the Mitsubishi Evo race car and worked perfectly, reducing oil pressure to safe levels and helping the vehicle to set speed records in its class.

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The Challenge

Creating Replacement Parts for Vintage Automobiles

Using traditional methods to manufacture replacement parts for classic and hand-built cars, some of them more than 100 years old, can get very costly, very quickly.

 

The Solution

3D Systems Delivers End-to-End Solutions for Jay Leno’s Team

The Leno team integrates end-to-end 3D Systems solutions into its renovation workflow to speed production and lower costs of end-use parts and casting patterns for vintage vehicles.

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The Challenge

Improving Assembly Verification for Heavy Duty Commercial Trucks

Complex assemblies such as vehicle pipe routing are difficult to visualize and design in CAD to ensure precise clearances.

 

The Solution

Daimler Uses MultiJet Printing to Mock-Up Truck Components

A 3D Systems ProJet printer condenses time required for assembly verification and training, shaving weeks off of the mock-up phase of pre-production.

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The Challenge

Turning Wildly Imaginative Designs Into Physical Motorcycle Reality

There’s a moment that automotive designers dread: When their ideal design bumps up against manufacturing reality.

 

The Solution

Confederate Motors Teams with 3D Systems to Create Extraordinary Motorcycle Forms

3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing helps fuel design innovation, saves thousands in tooling costs, and enables just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing of assembly kits comprising 140 different parts.

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