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How Can 3D DLP Printing Boost the Automotive Industry?

3D DLP printing is a type of additive manufacturing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, which is a technology that uses powder-like metals or plastics and other adhesive materials to print and build objects layer by layer based on digital model files.

Advantages of 3D DLP printing in the automotive industry

Short production cycle, cost savings, rapid manufacturing of any complex structure, personalized and simplified processes. For the automotive industry, relative to the existing process, there is good applicability from design - R&D - small batch trial production - mass production. In many countries, many 3D DLP printing companies are currently working closely with automakers, mainly printing 3D photo-curing printed parts, but also beginning to turn to full 3D DLP printing models.

Large mainframe factories have invested huge sums in the research and development of 3D DLP printing, which shows the importance they attach to it, and also demonstrates the irreplaceable and significant role of 3D DLP printing in improving research and development capabilities. According to experts, 3D DLP printing is currently mainly used in five areas: design; direct production of complex parts; production of automotive lightweight structural parts; customized special parts and testing instruments; and production of complete vehicle models.

Application parts of 3D DLP printing in the automotive industry

The industrial dlp 3d printer can produce parts without the need for machine tools, significantly reducing development time and production costs. Repeatable additive processes can produce lighter, higher-quality parts that can be installed directly on vehicles. Here are some successful examples.


Bucket seats: Porsche uses 3D DLP printing technology to produce a new type of bucket seat, which can also be used as a substitute for traditional seats. The backrest of the seat is 3D photo-cured printed, and customers can choose from three different hardness levels.

Brake calipers: Bugatti also uses 3D DLP printing technology in its brake calipers. Such fine 1500 horsepower engines make an impressive use of 3D DLP printing technology.

Wheels: McLaren has applied 3D DLP printing to its wheels, producing 3D photo-curing printed titanium wheels with incredible strength, even better than traditionally produced parts.


Tools: Volkswagen has found a different way to print tools instead of parts. For example, a set of wheel protection fixtures worth thousands of euros is manufactured using 3D DLP printing technology at a cost as low as 20 euros.

3D DLP printing in automotive forming is fast, accurate, and has a short development cycle. 3D DLP printing technology has been widely used in the automotive industry and may produce a variety of parts through this technology in the future.

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