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Special report: 3D printing and the auto industry

 Special report: 3D printing and the auto industry

Suppliers are keen, vehicle manufacturers are cautiously optimistic, and toolmakers sense an opportunity: 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is coming to the automotive industry. In this Automotive World report, OEMs, suppliers and other leading stakeholders provide insight into how the technology could be used in vehicle production.

In this report:

  • 3D printing – another frontier of automotive opportunity
  • A slow burner: BMW on the long-term potential for 3D printing
  • Ford sees ‘significant opportunities’ in 3D printing
  • 3D printing ideal for high-mix, low-volume micro-manufacturing
  • Auto industry tools up for 3D printing
  • 3D printing advances at a rapid clip
  • Could additive manufacturing create greener automotive lifecycles?
  • Not if, but when: auto industry explores metal 3D printing
  • As 3D printing evolves, suppliers become solutions providers
  • Toolmaker turns up the heat on 3D printing

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