ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Porsche Seats Get a 3D-Printed Structure

Well, 40 seats do for the near-term. But after that. . . ?

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

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.
#GMC #Cadillac #Amazon

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

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

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 #Siemens #Ford

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.
#Siemens #Land Rover #BASF

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Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

What are the sorts of things that people at Nissan North American manufacturing ops are looking for?
#facilities #Infiniti #Nissan

Additive Goes Racing at CUPRA

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

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

Eaton Accelerates Use of Industry 4.0 Tech in Wake of COVID-19

Making the most of emerging manufacturing technologies to improve efficiencies during the pandemic
#Microsoft #Eaton

Developer Touts 3D-Printed Batteries

Additive process promises to boost performance, speed production and lower costs
#europe

3D Printing for Supercars

Bugatti’s titanium tailpipe cuts weight by 39%
#HP #Volkswagen #Bugatti

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 #Carbon

Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

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

Liquid Additive Manufacturing Material Launched

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

Additive Process that Can Handle Ollies

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

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.
#EOS #Renault #Stratasys

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