General Motors is exploring the use of software based on generative design and AI-driven algorithms to optimize shape and weight of automotive structural components.
Hyundai Mobis announced plans to build a large-scale design model workshop in its R&D center in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, featuring a clay model processing machine and a powder 3D printer.
BMW has announcement a €10+ million investment in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus to further develop additive manufacturing technology for producing both plastic and metal parts.
Airbus subsidiary APWorks has presented the ‘Light Rider’, the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle, which uses advanced materials and manufacturing processes to achieve a total weight of just 35kg.
Toyota in partnership with Clemson University has created the Deep Orange 6 concept, a car targeted to Gen-Z, the next generation of car buyers.
At the Geneva Show Goodyear has unveiled the Eagle-360, a futuristic concept tire with a spherical-shaped design create to be used on autonomous vehicles.
Local Motors has posted a short video showing the design and manufacturing process under development for 3D printing an entire vehicle.
Ford is expanding the applications of rapid prototyping technologies in order to speed up development times and improve the final quality by increasing the number of design iterations.
At this year's SEMA show, Local Motors has presented the LM3D Swim, a new concept car that marks another step towards the development of a fully homologated 3D-printed vehicle.
Audi Toolmaking has produced a 1:2 scale model of the Auto Union Typ C using a metal 3D printer with selective-sintering laser technology to explore series production applications.
Divergent Microfactories is developing an innovative approach to auto manufacturing that incorporates 3D printed aluminum joints in the frame manufacturing.
Local Motors has announced the results of its Project Redacted competition for a 3D printed production vehicle. The winning project is a flexible concept by Kevin Lo.
Ford, in partnership with 3D content store TurboSquid, has made available a range of 3D printed models and detailed digital 3D assets suitable for accurate rendering visualization.
German EDAG has announced that at the upcoming Geneva Show it will unveil the Light Cocoon, a design study of a lightweight vehicle with a textile skin, a structure inspired by bionic principles and an organic look.
General Motors’ manufacturing team has challenged four major universities to find new uses for additive manufacturing – 3D printing – and augmented reality.
To further develop Local Motors' 3D printed cars - Strati - the company is collaborating with Autodesk to utilize Spartk, a new open platform for 3D printing.
A video showing the 3D printing process of the Strati, the concept car currenty under development at Local Motors.
Local Motors has announced the results of its first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge. The overll winner is Michele Anoé from Italy, who will have his concept printed in 3D at IMTS this September.