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3D changing the game

To win the race in the ultra competitive automotive trade every advantage that can be obtained is essential Click here to get your free consultaion

3D printing enables supercar design and production

Briggs Automotive Company used over forty 3D printed parts throughout their production process including end use parts

Today 3DGBIRE and Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) have announced their partnership to enable the continued adoption of 3D Printing. BAC began their additive manufacturing journey with the launch of the Mono R – a higherperformance, lighter and more advanced new generation of the iconic Mono. Using the combined resources of Application Engineers from 3DGBIRE and Ultimaker, BAC were able to prototype and produce over 40 3D printed parts.

By 3D printing parts using Ultimaker S5 FFF 3D Printers, BAC has been able to reduce the design-to-manufacture timeframes of complex geometrical components and bring production in house. The versatility of Ultimaker’s Open Source Material Alliance allowed 3DGBIRE to facilitate BAC with DSM industrial grade high-performance polymers to produce bespoke production parts for each vehicle, at a reduced cost.

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3D Solutions for the Automotive Industry

In the ultra competitive automotive trade every advantage that can be obtained is essential. Whilst realising economies of scale is one objective, shortening the development process and going through the iteration cycle with limited cost penalties can be equally beneficial.

The automotive sector moves so quickly that it can be troublesome to not be at the vanguard of technology. By working with many leading organisations our expert team can help make sure you don’t get left behind.

How can 3D Printing help?

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BEING INNOVATIVE

In the ultra competitive automotive trade every advantage that can be obtained is essential. Whilst realising economies of scale is one objective, shortening the development process and going through the iteration cycle with limited cost penalties can be equally beneficial. Additive manufacturing techniques allow ideas to be tested and communicated more efficiently and enable users to innovate with less restrictions.

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SAVING TIME & MONEY

Whether it’s functional prototypes to validate designs and do fit testing or tweaking and customising to add value for customers, 3D printing enables you to move with agility and with cost profiles to suit your budgets. Ensuring that the design is right prior to investing in tooling can have a huge impact of profitability and can drastically reduce time to market.

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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE

As many of the race teams involved in motorsport are credited with developing techniques that become part of mass produced vehicles it’s obvious to draw a link between the pursuit of improved performance and innovation. More and more automotive companies are using additive manufacturing to stay ahead of the competition and drive more efficiency into their processes.

3D printed Audi RS5 intake

WINNING THE RACE

The automotive sector moves so quickly that it can be troublesome to not be at the vanguard of technology. By working with many leading organisations our expert team can help make sure you don’t get left behind.

Why choose a 3D Printer in the Automotive Industry?

  • Eliminate Ambiguity – Hold a real-life model of the concept
  • Improve Time Efficiency – Print both batches and bespoke pieces, let the print do the work for you
  • Achieve Authenticity – Recreate textures, finishes and colours to add even further dimension
  • Attain Complex Geometries – Realise your most complex and intricate designs
  • Minimal Running Costs – By using up to 90% of the raw material, attain maximum cost-effectiveness
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    Real World 3D Printing Success Story

    Volkswagen Logo

    Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures


    Achieving a 91% cost reduction and 95% time savings

    By using 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures, Volkswagen Autoeuropa reduces cycle time operation, labour, and the need for reworking, while improving tool ergonomics. Furthermore, they achieve this at a tenth of the usual cost. The company estimates that they are on track to save €250,000 by the end of 2017.

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    Volkswagen
    Tucci Hot Rod Logo

    Efficient production and more flexibility in design


    Reduction of 98% in costs compared to traditional model making

    In the custom car business, cost depends on many factors. From designing and producing a custom piece, which may require different combinations of raw materials and time, to the labour involved in installing and finishing that part, the variables make it difficult to measure. The company estimates they save as much as $500 per part using 3D printing methods instead of purchasing machine-made, aftermarket solutions.

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    Tucci Hot Rod Pro Image
    MNNTHBX Logo

    Cost-efficient functional prototypes for small bore motorcycle parts


    92% saved in costs and time compared to external CNC supplier

    New designs now bypass all traditional stages of ordering and delivery, saving money and time in the process. The reliability and consistency of the print quality means there’s very little waste. Greater flexibility enables the team to innovate more freely and this boosts company profits.

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    EUPLA Racing Team Logo

    Versatility and Speed of 3D Printing


    Unlimited iterations saved huge amounts of time compared to external supplier

    Having the quick access to 3D printing technology gave the team the ability to create custom-made parts for the motorbike, which would not be possible without huge costs. Having the power to make unlimited changes to the design of parts saved huge amounts of time if external sources were used they would be huge waits for lead time to produce the final product. We could design, print and test within a week – multiple times.

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    EUPLA Racing Team
    Ten Kate Racing Products Logo

    3D Printed Part on Race Bike


    Innofil3D PRO1 material gives the flexibility and performance quality for race bike

    Their pursuit of flexible and faster manufacturing of parts led to the collaboration with Innofil3D. Our objective was to create a material which meets the requirements for high-speed motor racing and is easy to use in a desktop 3D-printer. With Innofil3D ABS Fusion⁺ we provided an engineering filament for Ten Kate Racing which meets these criteria.

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    Ten Kate Racing Engineer

    We’re here to answer your questions

    Implementing a new technology can be a painful experience, slowing down your core business and not returning results immediately. Let our team take your headaches away, our knowledge of integrating 3D printing into different industries and applications is second to none. We’d love to hear about your project and help you find the right solution.

    Get in touch today to see how we can help

    Call one of our friendly team and find out how 3D printing can revolutionise your business.

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