Increasing performance and efficiency for the automotive industry. AM offers the perfect balance of unique part construction, weight optimization, energy-absorbing designs, and smart components. It helps enable car manufacturers to meet new legislation targets for fuel efficiency.

When it comes to the precise demands of motorsports applications, AM delivers performance in the form of dynamic mass reduction, unique ergonomics, enhanced cooling, and part count reduction.

The challenge of complex geometries and functional integration

Today’s components must perform increasingly complex functions requiring close integration of new materials, mechanical and electronic capabilities. Designing these integrated components requires new manufacturing technologies beyond today’s conventional possibilities.

AM allows cost effective complex component manufacturing.

The challenge of low quantity and highly differentiated manufacturing

Mass manufacturing methods are unable to deliver today’s variable short-term production with the high customization increasingly required by the automotive industry.

AM allows complex component manufacturing in a flexible and lean supply chain.

The challenge of lean production

Weight optimized designs with balanced stress distributions increase energy efficiency and performance, but combining maximum performance with minimal material is limited by design tool capabilities and manufacturing process constraints.

AM addresses challenges of weight reduction and functional integration in a cost competitive flexible supply chain.

Why choose Oerlikon AM as your partner?

  • The Oerlikon AM team includes specialists with strong backgrounds in automotive engineering. With them we provide:
  • Integrated services, from prototyping to production, delivering AM solutions for mass-market automotive applications
  • Components with superior properties than conventional solutions
  • Designs previously impossible to manufacture.
  • The consolidation of multiple parts to reduce weight and simplify the supply chain
  • Expertise in materials – from metal alloys to plastics and ceramics
  • New powder development – tailored and custom alloys designed and atomized in-house for tooling and component manufacturing
  • R&D facilities - supporting your own product development

Contact us to explore with us which AM solutions we offer for your automotive challenges.

Automotive AM Materials

  • Non-hardenable stainless steels
  • High-strength stainless steels
  • Nickel-based alloys
  • Titanium alloys

Automotive AM Applications

Additive Manufacturing allows our customers the design freedom to consolidate several parts into one to reduce weight and simplify the supply chain.

AM offers the perfect balance of unique part construction, weight optimization, energy-absorbing designs, and smart components for various applications. It helps enable car manufacturers to meet new legislation targets for fuel efficiency.

When it comes to the precise demands of motorsports applications, AM delivers performance in the form of dynamic mass reduction, unique ergonomics, enhanced cooling, and part count reduction.

Automotive AM Case Study

Wheel carrier

Oerlikon can deliver automotive prototypes and drive weight saving designs from the AM lab to the road.

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