Metal 3D printers will consolidate production lines, shorten the supply chain, and customize mass production. The products can be adapted to local needs and preferences.
Additive manufacturing is a generator of flexibility in production, due to its ability to generate different components based on custom digital designs like for example the new paradigm of electric vehicles.
The development of new electric vehicle platforms generates the need to incorporate flexible manufacturing systems, where metal additive manufacturing takes on a key role in this process. Adaptive production lines that can participate in the production of different models according to the demands of the manufacturers can be created from the ground up
Metal 3D printing technology can bring a qualitative and quantitative leap in the products obtained.
The automotive sector pursues 3 main objectives for the implementation of the Technology:
Streamline the mass-manufacturing of customizable parts
Companies in the automotive sector have begun to use additive manufacturing to adapt parts to specific vehicles (customizing them or making them lightweight) or even customizing to driver specifications
Flexibility of production
Automobile factories, often regarded as the vanguards of innovation in industrial sectors, are pillars of productivity. They are built to house specialized processes and facilitate production. These same factories, however, have their limitations. They are not reprogrammable and to develop new products it would be necessary to reorganize their machinery and production processes.
Weight reduction and set elements
Metal 3D Printing allows you to optimize the size of parts and reduce the number of assembly features, therefore also reducing the number of components to an engine.
SOLUTION (Proposed by meltio)
Given the number of parts that make up a vehicle, the machines and the various amounts of metallic material required are awfully expensive. Meltio solves these problems, by not only offering a more affordable solution, but by also making the manufacturing process faster, more flexible, and more efficient than previous technologies.