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Driving the Automotive Industry forward with Additive Manufacturing

3D printing is improving efficiency for car makers

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing are propelling the automotive industry into a new era of innovation and efficiency. The technology allows the creation of intricate and complex geometries that are challenging or impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods.

The design flexibility of Additive Manufacturing empowers automotive engineers to push the boundaries of innovation, create highly customized vehicles, reduce weight and improve performance, and streamline the manufacturing process. These benefits collectively contribute to the automotive industry's ability to meet customer demands for advanced, efficient, and sustainable vehicles while staying competitive in a rapidly evolving market. 

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Automotive Additive Manufacturing 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.

Why choose Oerlikon AM as your partner?

Our AM specialists have strong background 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
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