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Ford Testing 3D Printing with Stratasys Infinite Build 3D Printer System

Ford Testing 3D Printing with Stratasys Infinite Build 3D Printer System

Ford is stepping up to the future, becoming the first automaker to utilize the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer. The automaker hopes to expand on the use of 3D printing by determining whether the technology is scalable for printing large one-piece auto parts like spoilers for both prototype and low-volume production vehicles. The Stratasys Infinite […]

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1983 Camaro Becomes 3D Printer Art Piece

1983 Camaro Becomes 3D Printer Art Piece

Sometimes people turn cars into artwork for a good cause—like when Cadillac Ranch gets a new coat of paint to inspire people to become blood and organ donors. Other times, cars get turned into “art” seemingly for the sole purpose of terrifying one’s eyeballs—like this neon nightmare. Artist Ioan Florea 3D-printed this piece of “car […]

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3D-Printed Shelby GT500 Brake Parts Made at $45M Advanced Manufacturing Center

3D-Printed Shelby GT500 Brake Parts Made at $45M Advanced Manufacturing Center

Much to the delight of performance enthusiasts everywhere, Ford has confirmed that the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be making its debut in just a few weeks’ time at the Detroit Auto Show. Prior to its momentous arrival, it’s been revealed that the Shelby GT500 will sport 3D-printed brake parts compliments of Ford’s $45 […]

 Daniel Susco

GM Uses Advanced Software, 3D Printing to Make Kinda Creepy-Looking Lightweight Parts

GM Uses Advanced Software, 3D Printing to Make Kinda Creepy-Looking Lightweight Parts

General Motors and Bay Area-based software company Autodesk have teamed up over the course of a few years in a high-powered partnership, and today proudly have revealed the first fruits of their labor. Behold! Lifting the Veil: Why should you buy a CPO vehicle, anyway? Ok, so what that above thingamabob, which looks disturbingly sinew-like […]

 Whitney Russell

3D-Printed Electric Car Set for 2019 Market Release

3D-Printed Electric Car Set for 2019 Market Release

While 3D printers have coined an array of items, from lamp fixtures to guitars to camera lenses, cars are one object that they haven’t produced yet—until now. Italian car manufacturer, XEV, and 3D printing materials developer, Polymaker, recently introduced the LSEV electric car. Although it’s still in the concept car stage, this 3D-printed marvel has […]

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Ford Invests in Metal 3D Printing Company Desktop Metal

Ford Invests in Metal 3D Printing Company Desktop Metal

Ford Motor Company is heading up a $65 million investment in Desktop Metal, a company whose goal is making metal 3D printing more readily accessibly and affordable for manufacturing and engineering purposes. As part of the investment, Ford Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering Dr. Kenneth E. Washington joins the […]

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Porsche Can Now 3D-Print Obscure Classic Car Parts

Porsche Can Now 3D-Print Obscure Classic Car Parts

For some motoring enthusiasts, owning, restoring, and finally driving an old Porsche is one of the pinnacles of automotive experience. Getting that done, however, can involve more than just finding the car and being handy with tools. If you’ve got the money for a classic Porsche 959, you probably have the money to replace any […]

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BMW Combines Virtual Reality with 3D Printing to Streamline Its Design Process

BMW Combines Virtual Reality with 3D Printing to Streamline Its Design Process

BMW plans to utilize two emerging technologies in order to make its design process easier and more cost-effective

Two of the world’s most exciting emerging technologies are virtual reality and 3D printing. As BMW is all about using emerging technologies to stay ahead in the automotive industry, it only makes sense that the brand would eventually turn to these two breakthroughs. In fact, BMW plans to utilize virtual reality and 3D printing to streamline […]

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Audi Gains 3D Printing Partner

Audi Gains 3D Printing Partner

More and more automakers are turning to 3D printers for unique car parts and design. Audi is one of the latest to join the crowd, creating a partnership with 3D printing company EOS, which is based in Germany like the automaker. According to the blog 3D Printing Industry, EOS is one of the world’s largest […]

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25 Years of 3D Printing at BMW

25 Years of 3D Printing at BMW

In recent years, 3D printing has become more popular as the process has become more affordable. This year, BMW celebrated its 25th year of utilizing the technology, creating parts for everything from concept cars to classic vehicles. Inside BMW, 3D printing is referred to as “additive manufacturing”. The group started considering it as early as 1990, […]

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Meet “Blade”: The 3D-Printed Supercar

Meet “Blade”: The 3D-Printed Supercar

Divergent Microfactories, an automotive startup company, has developed a 3D-printed car they have named "Blade"

Creating a car is not the most environmentally friendly endeavor. Even the most eco-friendly of vehicles are manufactured on long assembly lines in huge factories. These factories produce a lot of energy, thus creating a lot of pollution. Therefore, most cars possess a huge carbon footprint before they are even driven for the first time. […]

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University of Michigan To Test 3D-Printed Driverless ‘SmartCarts’

University of Michigan To Test 3D-Printed Driverless ‘SmartCarts’

According to its web site, Local Motors is “a technology company that designs, builds, and sells badass vehicles.” Despite being potty-mouths, the technology company recently unveiled its first 3D-printed vehicle, while also agreeing to build three 3D-printed autonomous “SmartCarts” for the University of Michigan. The school will use these vehicles for testing in order to decide whether […]

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Ford Offering Files to 3D Print Performance Models

Ford Offering Files to 3D Print Performance Models

Ford is providing fans with the unique opportunity to 3D print their very own F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350R, Focus ST, and Fiesta ST. How you ask? All you need is access to a 3D printer and some files available at The Ford 3D Store. The Ford 3D Store allows you to buy the .STL files […]

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Ford’s Belle Isle GP Racer Uses 3D-Printed Parts

Ford’s Belle Isle GP Racer Uses 3D-Printed Parts

Ford’s entrant at this past weekend’s Belle Isle Grand Prix featured an intake manifold built not by conventional means, but rather by a 3D printer. By using a 3D-printed component, the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Daytona Prototype car is just the latest Ford vehicle to benefit from the fascinating technology. “3D computer printers […]

 Aaron Widmar

[VIDEO] UPDATE See the First 3D Printed Car: Local Motors’ Strati

[VIDEO] UPDATE See the First 3D Printed Car: Local Motors’ Strati

[ UPDATE: Watch the video of the first 3D printed car in action! ] No, you’re not looking at the new Batmobile. This is an actual car being produced by Local Motors. This first time we heard about the new US automaker on the block, Local Motors, was when their Rally Fighter took to the Lime Rock Park […]

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Wood You Look at That: Michelin to Make Tires Out of Wood by 2020

Wood You Look at That: Michelin to Make Tires Out of Wood by 2020

The automotive industry is making many positive strides toward a sustainable future. From finding alternative fuels to pursuing all-electric lineups, there are plenty of ways we can reduce our carbon footprints. Now, Michelin — one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world — is pushing to replace the oil in its tires with wood […]

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Ford Boosting Expedition, Navigator Output at Kentucky Truck Plant with Additional $25M Investment

Ford Boosting Expedition, Navigator Output at Kentucky Truck Plant with Additional $25M Investment

Ford is in the somewhat enviable position of having more demand than its inventory can match for both its all-new 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Lincoln Navigator. Since going on sale late last year, both the Expedition and Navigator have been selling like proverbial hotcakes, taking a week or less to turn on dealership lots […]

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Ford India Cuts Ribbon on New Maker Space at Global Business Services Center in Chennai

Ford India Cuts Ribbon on New Maker Space at Global Business Services Center in Chennai

Ford India last month cut the ribbon on the brand-new Maker Space innovation laboratory at its Global Business Services center in Chennai. The 1,500-square-foot space is catered specifically toward creates with an open and exuberant workspace that encourages collaboration, education, creativity, and, ultimately, creation. “As [new Ford CEO] Jim Hackett highlighted in his thinking for the […]