A Faster Way to Prototype Parts for Automotive
When replacing steel parts with magnesium, plastics or other lightweight materials, it’s critical to get functional prototypes into test quickly. Here are top options that lend themselves to quick-turn, fully functional prototypes.
When replacing steel parts with magnesium, plastics or other lightweight materials, it’s critical to get functional prototypes into testing quickly and efficiently.
Machined prototypes were once produced on hand-cranked milling machines and engine lathes.
They were largely made of steel, brass, or aluminum and took weeks to deliver. Now, new technology has sped up the process with applications like 3D printing and CNC machining.
Specializing in rapid prototyping, Protolabs has automated that same basic process to the extent that electronic part designs can literally be uploaded one day and delivered the next, made from a variety of materials ranging from metals to plastics…READ MORE.
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By Stew BlockTo improve product quality and customer service, automakers recognize the need to forge flexible global supply chains.
In her more than 30 years with General Motors, Lori Cumming has had a variety of positions within various engineering operations—from components to being the chief engineer on car lines to running the global proving ground and test labs—within the vehicle manufacturer.