Having several years of experience in the 3D printing industry, we observed that additive manufacturing has helped companies from various industries and improved the technical and business aspects of parts and products. For instance, 3D printing in the automotive sector has helped manufacturers decrease the cost of product development while, in the aerospace industry, it allowed aircraft makers to build lighter planes. Perhaps, it hasn’t come to your knowledge but the automotive industry has already adopted 3d printing as a manufacturing technique since its early days.
As we have seen in these years, automotive manufacturers are among one the most engaged to find new applications and develop the technology further.Automotive companies who implemented additive manufacturing are benefiting from reduced lead times, decreased costs, and new ergonomic designs. This compilation of business cases highlights some of these benefits and explains how 3D printing has played an important role in the development of products in the sector.