Real Examples of 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry

3D printed end-use parts are going onto vehicles with increasing frequency. Recent real-world examples showcase additive manufacturing benefits in design, weight savings and more. 

On Automotive

On The Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, and More

An inside look at the Detroit Assembly Complex-Mack; a innovative approach to waste-free, two-tone painting; why a forging press is like an F1 car; and other automotive developments.

On Automotive: Signs of the Times

A close look at Toyota in a period of industry-wide transformation, what will drive on the Moon, calculate your carbon footprint, a look at the Ford Maverick and more

on Volvo, VW, McLaren, Lambo, Buick, and more

Volvo wants to become a green vehicle manufacturer. . .VW brings a new compact SUV the Taos. . .McLaren does clever things with air. . .Lambo Countach design. . .under the VW Caddy. . .the new Buick Envision. . . .

On Electric Pickups, Flying Taxis, and Auto Industry Transformation

Ford goes for vertical integration, DENSO and Honeywell take to the skies, how suppliers feel about their customers, how vehicle customers feel about shopping, and insights from a software exec

Siemens, Toyota Partner for AI Die Casting Solution

Siemens partnered with Toyota to develop artificial intelligence that can predict product abnormalities in aluminum die casting.

Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs Make 6061 Aluminum for AM

Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs have created a sinterable 6061 aluminum powder for binder jetting AM production.

Zeiss Quality Excellence Center Wins Engineering Award

Zeiss’ Quality Excellence Center in Wixom, Michigan, has won an Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award at ACEC’s 2021 Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Competition.

SW BA Space3 and BA W06 Target EV Machining Needs

SW says its BA Space3 and BA W06 machining centers feature optimizations for taking on difficult EV machining processes.

Nidec Acquiring Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool

Motor manufacturer looking for ways to more efficiently manufacture so it is buying a machine tool company

Smalley Continues to Win GM Supplier Quality Awards

Smalley has won its eighth consecutive GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award, which recognizes the supplier’s performance in its work with General Motors.

GWS Tool Group Acquires Taurus Tool & Engineering

GWS Tool Group has acquired Taurus Tool and Engineering, a manufacturer of precision custom round, HSS and carbide-step tools.

GMTA to Represent Stiefelmayer's Lasers in North America

German Machine Tools of America will distribute Stiefelmayer GmbH’s line of laser machines in North America, and plans to target automotive markets.

Coherent and II-VI Partner on Turnkey Laser Welding Solution

Coherent and II-VI are teaming up to provide a turnkey solution for automotive laser welding, which they say will particularly benefit aluminum- and copper-welding applications.

MC Machinery Launches Manufacturing Podcast

MC Machinery has launched its Minds on Manufacturing Podcast, which it intends to be an interesting, informative show for manufacturers across the industry.

What You Should Know About High-Speed Machining

The tools go a whole lot faster—40,000 rpm, perhaps—but the advantage is not parts per hour but in the ability to make precise parts with less induced stress

Machining Gummy Materials: A New Use for Sharpies

Organic films help metal removal Purdue researchers discover

Seven Cool Tools: Spindles, Quality & More

Increase operational productivity with these new developments

CMM Products Announces Expansion into Southeast Market

CMM Products is expanding into the Southeast market to better support aerospace and automobile customers.

Lucid Factory—Phase One—Complete

They’ve built the beta test cars. Now they’re running the factory to test the tooling and equipment

voxeljet AG Strengthens Relationship with Automobile Client

voxeljet's success continues for its industrial VJET X 3D printers, fulfilling a follow-up order for three printers for a leading German car manufacturer.

Face Milling Aluminum Without Burrs

Sandvik has developed a face milling approach that is analogous to rotary broaching

Parker Hannifin Hosting Webinar for Metalworking Customers

Parker Hannifin is presenting a free webinar November 4 from 2-3 p.m. about air quality control in metalworking facilities.

7 Cool Tools: Laser Cutting, Fixture Modeling, and more

Increase operational productivity with these new developments for automotive manufacturing from Mazak, Renishaw, Omron, Marposs and more.

Cobots: 14 Things You Need to Know

What jobs do cobots do well? How is a cobot programmed? What’s the ROI? We asked these questions and more to four of the leading suppliers of cobots. 

Monitoring the State of Tool Monitoring

Digital technology that enables tool changes to be triggered by data-driven predictions of tool wear rather than part counts also is opening the door to other opportunities for optimizing production. A look at in-the-field applications shows that advanced tool monitoring is a step toward plant-wide digitalization.