In recent years, the application of 3D printing in the automobile manufacturing industry has developed rapidly. Whether it is a car manufacturer, a component manufacturer or an after-sales service supplier, 3D printing has opened up a faster and more efficient innovation shortcut, which enables enterprises to be free from traditional manufacturing methods. Restricted and entered the fast lane of development. 3D printing technology has been applied in many aspects of automobile manufacturing. Jinshi three-dimensional user Chongqing sample model uses KINGS industrial 3D printer to provide armrest box hand plate, automobile air conditioning model, trunk part 3D printing, production fixture for major OEMs. Wait, help customers improve efficiency, improve quality, and reduce wear and tear!
Mr. Zheng, the person in charge of Qiu Ping model 3D printing, said: Chongqing Changan Automobile, Ford Motor, Dongfeng Xiaokang Automobile and other industry leaders are using 3D printing technology to independently produce durable conceptual models, functional prototypes, production tools and small Batch-use of end-use components to help automotive engineers and designers perform comprehensive design assessments before components are put into production, while also helping companies significantly reduce R&D costs and time-to-market. In the past, a new car interior verification model took 45 days. Now it takes only 12 days to complete the 3D printing technology. What is the advantage of 3D printing compared to the traditional manufacturing process?
3D printing has faster speeds, lower component costs, and higher confidentiality.
Goldstone curing 3D printers can create conceptual models in hours or days to help OEMs and component manufacturers optimize designs and accelerate product proof-of-concept processes.
Diverse material selection, different mechanical properties and precise functional prototyping allow manufacturers to correct errors and improve designs at any time in the early stages, minimizing the cost of errors.
In terms of fixtures, 3D printing technology provides a fast and accurate method that significantly reduces the cost and time of tool production. As a result, automakers have quickly improved in capacity, efficiency and quality.
For production tools, such as water-soluble cores, carbon fiber wrapping, injection molding and other 3D printing applications, companies can achieve rapid small-volume tool customization, reduce costs and shorten time-to-market.
Finally, in the final use of component manufacturing, 3D printing technology allows for the production of parts from original equipment manufacturers and parts manufacturers without delay, and can be customized for automotive manufacturers to produce durable end-use products. With injection molding and high-performance thermoplastics, 3D printing technology enables the construction of durable and rugged automotive parts. Automakers are able to automate small parts and production automation.
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At the same time, designers and engineers can optimize component designs to create and fabricate complex shapes such as organic shapes and hollow and negative stretch.
At present, the application of 3D printing technology in automobile manufacturing is mainly divided into four aspects: powertrain, chassis system, interior and exterior.
Using 3D printing technology to create conceptual models and functional prototypes can help automotive designers and engineers verify the design of clutches and other engine components early in product development. Compared to traditional methods, 3D printing technology can save design verification time and minimize design error costs. European sports car manufacturer Lamborghini uses 3D printing to make engine engine pipes for its sports cars, enabling the creation of complex geometries in a very short time. Chassis Production and assembly tools and functional testing are two of the more common applications of 3D printing in the development and production of automotive undercarriage systems. Lamborghini also uses engineering-grade thermoplastics to create high-strength automotive chassis prototypes and utilizes high-performance engineering plastics to customize assembly tools.
Leading automotive companies use 3D printing technology, including tooling fixtures, end-use parts and functional prototyping, simplifying the production cycle of automotive exteriors, reducing the weight of automotive manufacturing tools, and reducing production costs, including bumpers and mudguards. Many exterior parts such as panels, lights and car logos. For example, 3D printing has become an indispensable technical tool in the BMW R&D cycle. The company's tooling and fixtures department uses 3D printing for fixtures for automotive assembly and testing, and through lightweight design, greatly improves production efficiency.
A variety of materials with different mechanical properties can be printed at one time. This feature is widely used by manufacturers in the evaluation of product design and development stages of automotive interior components, including instrument panels, air conditioning exhaust fans, steering wheels, and car joysticks. Parts such as materials and processes can be prototyped using 3D printing. Compared with the traditional manufacturing method, the design cost can be reduced on the one hand; on the other hand, the shape and material characteristics of the product can be accurately restored, and the whole aspect can be evaluated and quickly modified to accelerate the time to market.
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In the manufacturing process, 3D printing technology shows its own subversive advantages: shape complexity.
Traditional machinery manufacturing is based on the combination of cutting, drilling, milling, grinding, casting and forging and other basic manufacturing techniques; and 3D printing technology is a one-piece molding technology, mainly using the "layered manufacturing, layer by layer stacking" process. Almost arbitrarily complex shapes can be created by 3D printing technology as long as they are designed in 3D design software.
Level complexity. Multi-scale (macro, media, micro), which is difficult to achieve with traditional processing technology, can be realized by 3D printing technology such as atomic printing and cell printing.
Functional complexity. For complex parts, 3D printing technology can achieve overall print forming, avoiding the mass increase and potential quality defects caused by the welding after forming a complex part, and even eliminating the assembly of complex parts. Used on automotive parts not only reduces weight, but also reduces assembly time and changes in component connection defects.
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