Find out how to apply 3D printing in different departments within the automotive sector
Kaizen / Continuous improvement
He is responsible for implementing and supervising the continuous improvement system in the company. His main objective is to improve efficiency, quality and productivity in all areas of the company by applying the techniques and tools of the Kaizen system.
Time reduction in format changeovers
Positioning cradles for moving belts
Cost reduction in high turnover tools
Customisation of tools
3D printing applications in the automotive sector
Positioners and poka-yokes
Positioners are very commonly used objects and 3D printing is playing an increasing role in them. In industry they fulfil the same function as they do for the end consumer. They are simple supports to precisely fix an object that will be involved in some stage of production.
In the automotive sector, 3D printing is used to create robotics components, which can be custom-designed to fit the specific needs of the robot or project in question. In addition, 3D printing allows the creation of prototypes for design testing and verification prior to mass production.
Companies in your sector work with these products and services
UltiMaker S7 Pro Bundle
The UltiMaker S7 Pro Bundle consists of three elements: the UltiMaker S7 printer, the Air Manager and the Material Station. This powerful industrial productivity solution accelerates the pace of manufacturing, increases flexibility and enables new demanding applications with an expanded range of materials.
Thought3D Drywise In-Line Filament Dryer
This filament dryer takes the guesswork out of 3D printing hygroscopic materials. It pre-treats your filament and brings it to the best printing conditions before 3D printing can begin. An in-line drying design ensures that long 3D prints are always printed with uniform material dried in the best printing conditions.
UltiMaker TPU spool
Thermoplastic polyurethane is a flexible material, ideal for applications that demand chemical resistance and the qualities of rubber and plastic. For a seamless 3D printing experience, we have designed UltiMaker TPU to make printing easier and faster than other TPU filaments on the market.
Success stories from the automotive industry
Soldavigil decided to go for 3D Printing as a new manufacturing method and have managed to reduce the costs and delivery times of their tools, reducing the manufacturing of each component from 2 weeks to 2 days.
SPEED SERVICE REPARATION
In this case, Speed Service Reparation stands out notably for its ability to create and repair, in record time, most vehicle parts using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
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