3D printers really seem to be able to do anything. Earlier on this year, a Chinese company managed to 3D print an entire house in just 24 hours. Now, during the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, an Arizona-based company called Local Motors managed to top up the wow effect, by creating a working car in 44 hours. The car, Strati, costed 18,000 dollars to produce and it's an ecologically approached vehicle as well: the vehicle uses battery-power to speed up. It has … [Read more...]
The automotive industry was among the earliest adopters of 3D printing technology. Nowadays, an explosion of growth in utilization of additive manufacturing from automotive manufacturers is powering an evolution in automobile design and production.
For their newest model the Aventador, Lamborghini used a slightly different approach in their production process. This was a must because the Aventador needed to be lighter and faster than any previous model but still within the budget. In comes 3D printing. With success they made the Aventador 9 percent more powerful, 20 percent more fuel efficient and 6 percent lighter than the previous generation Murciélago. The Lamborghini Lab at the University of Washington partnered with Lamborghini to … [Read more...]