Automotive Additive Manufacturing

Automotive Additive Manufacturing

Price: $8750
Publication Date: 16/03/2018

To comply with emissions targets, OEMs must consider all options, including new materials that reduce vehicle mass. Additionally, OEMs and suppliers need to examine new construction materials and techniques to reduce costs, ensure greater cradle-to-grave sustainability, and support innovative design features.

This report will help automotive OEMs, Vendors as well as relevant stakeholders in automotive manufacturing technology to have a grasp around the history, technolog , enablers and constraints around additive manufacturing. The report deals in detail about the application areas of 3D printing in automotive and its effect on products, design process, tool making processes, supply chain and logistics in automotive industry.

It also forecasts on the printing speed and production quality parts of 3D printing from an IHS Markit standpoint. The report will definitely be an enormous help to all the stakeholders for automotive additive manufacturing.

About Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing can be most commonly defined as the process of manufacturing an object in three dimensions through layer-by-layer deposition of building materials with the help of a computer-guided printer jet. The process allows for both simulation and rapid prototyping with multiple iterations, thereby reducing the total development time and allowing for actual printing of functional parts. Having started in early 1980s, the process underwent a number of significant improvements and is now threatening to disrupt the traditional manufacturing processes, such as casting and forming, to an extent. The technology offers digital remote control of operations and is a major tool toward the integrated Industry 4.0 push across sectors.


Additive Manufacturing                
Applications of additive manufacturing in automotive     
Effects of additive manufacturing on OEMs and suppliers              
IHS Markit research and trends

Key Takeaways

Key findings       

Technical analysis

Through the ages            
The splurge ahead          
Automotive and 3D printing       
Enablers of 3D printing boom     

Market analysis

Automotive OEMs: Ingraining 3D printing in themselves
Volkswagen (VW): The brand powerhouse hooking on to additive manufacturing               
BMW: Reaping the benefits of an early adopter
Ford: From rapid prototyping to large single parts             
Mercedes-Benz and Daimler       
General Motors (GM)    
Local Motors     
The IHS Markit forecast on Production Quality 3D parts  

The supplier side and supply chain disruption

Impact of additive manufacturing

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