The automotive industry has been leveraging on additive manufacturing through rapid prototyping for faster design and validation of new products for some time. From crankshafts, oil pans, cylinder heads, crankcase to manifolds, AM solutions are being applied to design and manufacture many automotive parts especially prototypes.
Currently, AM techniques are also being used for small batch production of niche automotive components and to develop customised parts. Another area of applications is leveraging on the digital manufacturing with the production of spare parts for obsolete models of automobiles.
This will reduce the cost of holding inventory drastically and also make the parts available to the customer much faster. Using light weighting techniques and parts consolidation the team at amace solutions can provide engineering solutions and print parts for automotive manufacturers.