3D Printing in Auto Industry

How is 3D Printing Accelerating Production in the Auto Industry?

Automakers need to stay ahead of the competition and are often limited by traditional manufacturing methods. In order to stay ahead of the competition and the overall marketplace, new technologies are needed to improve speed, quality, and cost. The Center of Automotive Research (CAR) completed an investigation looking for new technologies to increase innovation in automotive. CAR research found that 3D printing technologies are most adaptable and beneficial in production, tooling, and 3D printed lifted tools.

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The average vehicle takes about 20 hours to produce, and before completion, it will visit over 1,000 assembly stations along the conveyor route.

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