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Automotive Prototyping & Production Using 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

ProtoCAM specializes in rapid prototyping and 3D printing/additive manufacturing for the automotive industry. Our past experience with automotive projects includes automotive parts and prototypes, automotive components, and physical prototypes for automotive applications. ProtoCAM has produced automotive parts for many major auto manufacturers, along with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Our vast experience in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing for automotive applications makes ProtoCAM a leader in the industry.

The use of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies in automotive applications is a proven method used by automotive engineers and designers to create physical, tangible prototypes to work with during design and testing.

Automotive Prototyping and Production

The design process for new or improved automotive parts and assemblies includes the important step of producing, examining, and testing a physical prototype to observe how the product performs and note where it can be improved. Automotive engineers have always used prototypes in their work for iterative testing, but with rapid prototyping, this process can be done faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. Engineers and designers can benefit from having an automotive prototype to sample sizing and test for form, fit, feel, and function.

Besides automotive prototyping, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies can be used for producing parts for many automotive applications. Additionally, prototyping and production for automotive applications is not limited to small parts; multiple components can be joined to create very large items.

ProtoCAM has produced automotive parts for many major automotive manufacturers, and our extensive experience with automotive prototypes and production makes ProtoCAM an ideal partner for automotive production projects.

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Automotive Prototypes and Parts from ProtoCAM – Key Benefits

  • Reduced design time and cost
  • Reduced testing time and cost
  • Fast part turn-around and delivery
  • Better visualization of end-use products by the creation of a physical, solid, tactile item in addition to drawings and computer models
  • Testing can be based on form, fit, and function
  • Quick iterative testing is possible
  • Wide variety of available prototype materials
  • Confidentiality of product development is assured

Materials Used in Automotive Prototyping

  • Silicone rubber
  • Urethane
  • Epoxy
  • Thermoplastics
  • Stainless steel
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Carbon steel
  • HT steel 4140
  • Magnesium
  • Titanium
  • Zamac (Zinc/Aluminum)

Contact ProtoCAM for additional material offerings for automotive applications.

Examples of Automotive Rapid Manufacturing

ProtoCAM’s customers have used our rapid prototyping services and 3D printing/additive manufacturing capabilities to create a wide variety of parts, both large and small, in many different materials. Here are few examples:

  • Engine castings
  • Engine parts
  • Mechanical parts
  • Lenses
  • Dashboards/consoles
  • Carbon steel
  • Handles
  • Knobs
  • Body components
  • Trim parts

Contact us for more information on how we can assist in creating automotive prototypes and production parts.

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