RAPID PROTOTYPING

Porsche Prints Pistons

Although Porsche—like most OEMs—has been using additive technology to produce prototype components and the like, through work performed with supplier Mahle and equipment manufacturer Trumpf, it is using additive for pistons.

Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media

Ford’s Project Apollo: Working With 3M and GE Healthcare for COVID-19 Response

Putting manufacturing engineering knowhow and clever design and product development in the battle against COVID-19
#engineer #people #tech

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .
#BMW #Jeep #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.
#Stratasys #Renault #HP

Rapid Prototyping: How It's Done at GM

Additive manufacturing technology is helping the automaker reduce product development times and costs.
#GeneralMotors #Chevrolet

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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

Racing to Additive: Race Teams Look to 3D Printing

A number of race teams are finding that 3D printing and rapid prototyping is a means to an end—and that end is winning races.
#Renault #Stratasys #EOS

Additive Technology Grows—and Needs Know-How

One of the things that is true about additive manufacturing is that the technology is growing by leaps and bounds.
#supplier #Wacker

VW to Use Next-Gen Stratasys 3D Printer

Multi-material rapid prototyping that is 99% accurate to production parts
#Stratasys

Lambo Making Masks

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

Honda, Autodesk Develop Lightweight Crankshaft

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

How Real Is Additive Manufacturing?

There is a lot of discussion about how 3D printing/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing is revolutionizing manufacturing, including automotive manufacturing.
#Tesla #EOS #MINI

Design a Car for 3D Printing. See It Made Live. (If You Win)

While the folks up in Manitoba at KOR EcoLogic are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to create the Urbee 2, a wholly 3D-printed vehicle, right now, Local Motors is, this very moment (until May 13, 2014), running, in cooperation with the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge.
#LocalMotors

Crowdsourcing & Rapid PD Comes to the Army

If you’ve ever thought that development for large, bureaucratic organizations is necessarily mired in red tape, here’s something that might change your perspective: The Army CoCreate platform.
#oem #engineer #LocalMotors

Dutch Students Ride Bike at Nearly 80 mph

In light of all of the depressing news related to Lance Armstrong, here’s some rather interesting news from the world of human power transport, the development of the velomobile that won the 2012 World Human Powered Speed Challenge last month.
#DSM #engineer #supplier

Independence, Cycling & Rapid Prototyping

As it is Independence Day here in the U.S., we’d like to take this moment to make an observation about flags.
#racing #TriumphMotorcycles #engineer

Of Mustangs and Molds (and More)

The 2013 Stage 3 Mustang from ROUSH Performance features a supercharged 5.0-liter engine under its hood that provides 565 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque.
#ROUSH #HP #racing