3Dsystems automotive Industrial 3D Printer

Additive Manufacturing of Flexible Component Retention Systems

Accelerate validation, optimize performance through complex designs and reduced part count

The complex inner workings of modern vehicles require various electrical, energy, and fluid transfers throughout the chassis, body, and interior which involves routing through limited packaging spaces and challenging operational environments. Designing robust retention and routing components has long posed a challenge to engineers due to the small lot sizes typical to vehicle customization. Traditional tooling is cost-prohibitive, and applications for photopolymer additive manufacturing (AM) have been limited – until now.

3D Systems is significantly expanding the value proposition of AM through new material development, and transforming AM technology into an innovative manufacturing method for parts that not only meet performance requirements for automotive conditions, but do so over significantly longer duty cycles.

Download the application brief to learn:

  • The benefits of using additive manufacturing for component retention
  • Expert design for additive manufacturing tips to achieve optimized part performance
  • Critical success factors when bringing on additive manufacturing