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.