ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Scott Anderson
Contributing Editor

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .
#Ferrari #Carbon #HarleyDavidson

Smoothing the Path to Large-scale Additive Manufacturing

Local Motors is making 90 percent of its autonomous minibus on a single giant 3D printer—and it is ramping up its output.
#Carbon #Ford #Siemens

HP Launches Industrial Grade 3D Printer

To get a sense of just how serious HP (www8.hp.com/us/en/printers/3d-printers.html) is about actually doing high-volume manufacturing with its new Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing system, know that when introducing the unit, which literally uses what can be considered print heads that provide a building speed on a machine of up to 309 in3/hr, Ramon Pastor, general manager and global head of Plastics Solutions at HP 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing, talks about having a machine that has “industrial level overall equipment effectiveness,” the sort of thing that one might hear regarding a machining center, and points out that because HP is a mass manufacturer it understands such things as the process capability index (Cpk), so the company has devised process control software for the 5200 Series that includes a machine-learning algorithm, which means that the printer will get closer and closer to its target value. “We are delivering a Cpk of 1.3,” Pastor says, adding, “We ask our vendors for 1.3.” There are three machines in the series, the 5200, 5210 and 5210 Pro, which is a capability walk toward more functionality and capability. “We are building a new market, a digital manufacturing market,” Pastor says, so to that end they are assiduously working with other companies, be they users (e.g., Jaguar Land Rover, whose Ben Wilson, additive manufacturing manager, said, “Our work with HP to advance our knowledge and in-house capability in 3D printing has been an important step toward production of quality parts to support current and aftermarket customers.
#Jaguar #HP #BASF

Racing to Additive

Rapid prototyping or 3D printing, while getting faster and more capable, as well as having more materials that are suitable for the wide array of processes, is rapid in the context of prototyping.
#Carbon #HP #EOS

A 3D-printed steering stub  axle reduces weight 35 percent  and increases rigidity 20 percent. (Photo courtesy EOS.) Production

When will additive manufacturing be ready for high-volume production?
#LocalMotors #EOS #DMGMORI

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The Other Side: 3D Printing for Medical Equipment: Stat

A 21st century tool to help take on the 21st century virus. And if you have capacity, you can help.
#Stratasys

Additive Goes Racing at CUPRA

CUPRA uses HP system to print parts for TCR series car development
#HP

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.
#Renault #Autodesk #GKN

Lambo Making Masks

Even super sports car manufacturers are in the fight against COVID-19
#Lamborghini #Carbon

Bugatti Expands Use of 3D-Printed Parts

3D-printed titanium tailpipe cover cuts weight by 39% 
#europe #Bugatti #Volkswagen

Honda, Autodesk Develop Lightweight Crankshaft

Generative design tools help cut weight by 50% in prototype unit
#Honda #Autodesk

Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

Carbon’s CEO talks advanced manufacturing and a Hyundai VP explains the application of hydrogen power for vehicles.
#Hyundai #Honda #people

Liquid Additive Manufacturing Material Launched

This liquid silicone rubber can be 3D printed and has a 50 Shore A hardness
#DowChemical #GermanRepRap

Additive Process that Can Handle Ollies

Additive process is precise and makes strong parts
#Protolabs #Carbon

See What McLaren Automotive Has Developed

There are two extraordinary capabilities of McLaren Automotive: its ability to design and its mastery of lightweight material utilization.
#McLaren #oem

Speed Metal

The grail of metal additive manufacturing is the ability to keep pace with full automotive production. The quest continues.
#HP #GKN #EOS

BMW and Additive Tech

BMW is using additive manufacturing technology in ways that are both anticipated and somewhat more, well, usual.  
#HP #BMW