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3D Printing in Automotive Industry

3D Printing in Automotive Industry

The utilization of 3D printing technology in the automotive sector is extensive, encompassing various aspects. Whether it involves printing the overall car model design or mass-producing intricate internal components, 3D printing caters to diverse needs in automobile manufacturing. Undoubtedly, the application of this technology proves to be a significant advantage for both the automotive industry and car enthusiasts interested in modifications. UnionTech's progress and advancements in 3D printing within the automotive field are evident to all, and in the future, UnionTech aims to develop further innovative applications to enhance and simplify car manufacturing processes.


3D Printing Applications in Automotive Industry

3D Printing for Car Customization and Modifications

Within the realm of popular aesthetics, there are always individuals who embrace their distinctive and rebellious spirit. Car modifications have a long-standing history, and when compared to traditional modification processes, integrating 3D printing technology proves more adept at meeting personalized customization demands, resulting in precise fits and unique designs.


Using 3D Printing to Convert the New Buick Weilang Pro into an All-road Vehicle


3D Printed Gatling Machine Gun (Modified Car Top Decoration)


Using 3D Printing to Customize a Unique Turbo Intake Tube for Car Enthusiast Andy's Car

3D Printing for Car Lights

The significance of headlights for automotives can be likened to the importance of eyes for human beings. Stringent material and manufacturing requirements for lampshades make production costly. However, the introduction of 3D printing technology successfully addresses this issue. UnionTech's light-curing and highly transparent 3D printing materials precisely meet the high transparency standards required for car lights. With post-processing and polishing, the final effect rivals that of PMMA materials, enhancing the efficiency and quality of car light manufacturing.


One-step 3D Printed Headlights


3D Printed Car Lampshade


3D Printed Car Lampshade Finished Product

3D Printing for Car Models

The printing of car models represents one of the most common applications of 3D printing technologyin automotive industry. Whether it involves small car model toys or large-scale model displays, UnionTech's 3D printing technology easily fulfills these requirements. Meticulous control over details, both internally and externally, perfectly captures the simultaneous development of quality and appearance. Consequently, the technological prowess flourishes splendidly within the automotive industry.


3D Printed Sports Car Display Model


3D Printed Tram

3D Printed Car Wheels

Wheels often pose significant challenges during automobile manufacturing, with intricate designs engraved on the tire exteriors, overwhelming traditional manufacturing techniques. To save time while achieving more intricate tire designs, numerous automotive manufacturers have turned to 3D printing technology. Leveraging the intelligence and convenience of this technology, abstract model designs can be transformed into high-quality tire objects. This successful transition eliminates the drawbacks associated with traditional handmade products and simplifies mass production.


3D Printed Car Tire Finished Product


3D Printed Car Tire Surface Details


3D Printed Car Tire Texture

3D Printing for Automotive Interior Parts

In addition to the striking exteriors, 3D printing technology can also reproduce precise internal components of automobiles. Whether it involves manufacturing common auto parts or customizing specific designs, UnionTech's 3D printing capabilities make it possible. UnionTech's extensive experience within the automotive industry has contributed to the maturity and refinement of its technology, enabling the realization of various automotive applications.


3D Printed Racing Components


3D Printing Racing Cooling System - Air Duct


3D Printing Automotive Water Injectable Three - Way Interface


3D Printing Racing Steering Wheel / Dashboard


3D Printing Racing Tail Keel


3D Printing Car Parts

How do partners assess the UnionTech 3D printing technology?

Jason, co-founder of Additive 3D Asia, expressed his confidence in the cooperation with UnionTech, stating that it would be the first time his company utilizes UnionTech's stereolithography 3D printer. He commended UnionTech for its exceptional technology, products, and solutions in the field of 3D printing SLA.


3D Printing Modified Car Turbo Intake Tube

Peng Hu, technical manager of JAC Technology Center, acknowledged UnionTech as a pioneer in the domestic industrial 3D printing industry. He emphasized their commitment to technology development and application for over a decade. Peng Hu highlighted the cost-effectiveness of UnionTech's equipment, which is more than half the price of foreign counterparts while maintaining comparable stability and accuracy.


3D Printed Car Part Textures

What are the automotive applications of UnionTech 3D printing technology?

UnionTech has been involved in various application cases of 3D printing technology in the automotive field, including:

Customized 3D printed sports car display model: UnionTech assisted Aerosport Modeling & Design in creating a 1/5 scale model of the 2019 SCG 004S supercar for showroom display. The high-quality details and sophisticated appearance of the model received acclaim in exhibition halls.


3D Printing Concept Car Model


3D Printing Concept Car Tires

Production of spare parts for the Tongji University electric team's new car, DRe21: UnionTech's SLA 3D printing technology facilitated the production of 56 spare parts for the electric car, such as the front wing, rear wing, and instrument panel. The car participated in the "Nio Cup" Chinese University Student Electric Formula Competition, showcasing UnionTech's technical strength in the automotive and education sectors.


3D Printing DRe21 Car Modification Parts


Group Photo of Project Staff

Contributing to the transformation of national auto brands: Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. incorporated UnionTech's 3D printing technology as early as 2002, with one of their 3D printing machines serving for 14 years. The technical manager, Peng Hu, credited the countless products completed using this equipment, highlighting how the integration of 3D printing technology facilitated the successful transformation of the national auto brand.


3D Printed Car Grille


3D Printing Car Surface Parts

Enhancing the process of car modification: The car team at a soundtrack studio faced the challenge of converting a new Buick Weilang Pro into a chariot for a game. UnionTech's 3D printing technology came to the rescue, enabling the team to achieve the desired modifications and produce personalized embellishment designs on the chariot. The team praised UnionTech's comprehensive solution to their multiple challenges.



3D Printed Gatling Gun (Painted)

The application of 3D printing technology has revitalized the automotive manufacturing industry, offering opportunities for basic printing services and the fusion of technology and creativity. UnionTech is committed to further improving its technology to foster the continued growth of the automotive field.

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