3D printing enables in-house production of spare parts for a wide array of applications in the automotive industry. The available materials range from rigid plastics to flexible rubbers with mechanical properties that mimic original parts.
Metal FFF printing opens up possibilities for low cost metal parts while having the benefits of 3D printing such as advanced geometry and lack of additional tooling.
We explored these benefits while prototyping a tool-change system for our delta 3D printers which resulted in a tool-change system first showcased at Formnext 2017.
Official Honda World Superbike Team Ten Kate Racing, which is a multiple champion in the World Supersport and Superbike Championship, uses Mass Portal Pharaoh 3D printers and Innofil ABS Fusion+ filament to produce their racing bike parts. 3D printing offers many advantages, for example the team can speed up development and production process.