Automotive applications


3D printing technology has unparalleled advantages in the automotive industry. During the development stage, it can shorten the time period, save development costs, and personalize customization. With···
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3D printing technology has unparalleled advantages in the automotive industry. During the development stage, it can shorten the time period, save development costs, and personalize customization. With the continuous innovation of 3D printing technology, its advantages will become more significant. In the future, the traditional development model of automobiles will make the design more novel and more efficient due to the intervention of 3D printing technology. 3D printing and related technologies will surely form a more mature path and reshape the automobile industry.



The automotive industry continues to demand faster and more cost-effective development and production. If you want to stay ahead, the traditional way of working no longer works. In materialization, we apply innovative technology to make you the most high-end car from concept to car. You focus on your car development, and we use our 3D printing expertise to speed up the process from design to manufacturing.


At present, industry leaders such as BMW, Bugatti, and Lamborghini are using 3D printing technology to independently produce durable concept models, functional prototypes, production tools and small batches of end-use parts within the company to help automotive engineers and designs. The personnel conduct a comprehensive design evaluation before the component is put into production, and it also helps the company to significantly reduce R&D costs and shorten the time to market


Automobile lightweight is an important way to realize automobile energy saving and emission reduction, and it has become the trend of automobile development. 3D printing technology gives designers a broader design space in the manufacture of complex and lightweight structural parts. A well-known application case in the design and manufacturing of lightweight 3D printed auto parts is the Soulmate concept car built by EDAG Engineering. The lightweight body of the vehicle is connected by a series of metal 3D printed nodes.


Through simulation technology, these results are predicted and optimized before 3D printing. Lightweight 3D printing reduces the risk of part printing failure, shortens manufacturing time and reduces manufacturing costs.