The Italian sports car brand, Lamborghini has adopted 3D printing technology for its production process. The automotive company is working in association with Carbon to efficiently produce high- quality, lightweight, end-use parts. In particular, they are using Carbon technology to re-design various parts needed for the vehicle. The initially produced parts include new textured fuel cap with the Urus label and a chip component for an air duct.
Stefan Gramse, Chief Procurement Officer of Lamborghini found that many of the automotive company’s vehicle components were ideal for digital manufacturing and will be using Carbon printers along with Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology. DLS uses light and oxygen to produce products from resin at a faster pace. Lamborghini said to join hands with Volkswagen’s Electronic Research Lab in the redesign process.
While other automakers are experimenting with different materials and manufacturing techniques, Carbon showcased its first digitally manufactured Polymer parts in production for Ford including Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling Lever Arm Service Parts. Audi has adopted Stratasys 3D methods to reduce the time required for prototyping.