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Spotlight on Design Insight: The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications

In “The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications”, a professor from Kettering University explains why additive manufacturing will be a game changer for car makers, and how process control is one of the biggest challenges ahead.

An engineer at Local Motors in Arizona shows how the company builds its cars using a large-scale 3D printer, including how a variety of materials is being evaluated for optimal performance in this type of application.

The episode highlights:

  • The expected positive impact of AM on smaller car makers and suppliers
  • The key difference between small 3D printers and large-scale ones
  • The need to find the best possible material combination so vehicles that are #D-printed are as safe as traditional ones

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