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.
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.
Applications of additive manufacturing in automotive
Effects of additive manufacturing on OEMs and suppliers
IHS Markit research and trends
Through the ages
The splurge ahead
Automotive and 3D printing
Enablers of 3D printing boom
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)
The IHS Markit forecast on Production Quality 3D parts
Impact of additive manufacturing
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