The automotive and supplier industries greatly benefit from additive manufacturing processes, as faster product development cycles can dramatically shorten time to market. With 3D printing, design iterations can be carried out without tools and therefore drastically shorten lead times.
Today, numerous automotive OEMs use printing systems and the on-demand printing service from voxeljet. For example, to optimize engine components (performance improvement, weight reduction) in product development. The advantage: Thanks to 3D printing technology, these can also be produced in batch sizes of one with maximum precision and cost-effectiveness.
A wide range of applications for the automotive industry
The possible component spectrum in 3D printing is broad. It ranges from cylinder heads, turbochargers and intake manifolds to complete engine blocks or drive and engine components.