#PROTOLABS

Materials & Lightweighting

Prototyping Materials and Processes for Automotive Lightweighting

Material selection is the key factor for making vehicles lighter. Here’s a quick look at the best options that also lend themselves to quick-turn, fully functional prototypes.

Machining

Additive, Here and Now

Some people insist that 3D printers and other additive manufacturing will remove metal cutting and injection molding from the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers wonder how long until they are able to 3D-print high-volume production parts. Capabilities exist right now that may be surprising.  

Materials & Lightweighting

Prototyping Materials and Processes for Automotive Lightweighting

Material selection is the key factor for making vehicles lighter. Here’s a quick look at the best options that also lend themselves to quick-turn, fully functional prototypes.

Prototyping Past 1,000 mph

Accelerate - September 2013