Because 3D printing allows an automotive manufacturer to construct lighter vehicles, the end-customer can enjoy a more sustainable transport means. A lightweight car consumes less fuel or electricity which is important for electric car manufacturers working on battery autonomy. Thanks to the creative freedom that additive manufacturing provides, aerodynamic designs help further improve the car’s performance.
Each car made unique and personal
Because complex patterns and open structures are easy to customize, car parts achieve a different look when only a few parameters are changed. Additive manufacturing allows for endless personalization possibilities and design freedom for both car producers and end-customers. Each car can be unique and personal with customization integrated into the workflow.
The high-end aesthetic is achieved by finishing techniques such as coating, dyeing, vaporfusing, painting, or even 2D printing directly on the part. Thanks to the finishes, 3D-printed car parts blend in with the rest of the vehicle’s design, ensuring the components are coherent with the car brand’s vision and aesthetic.
Twikit technology does prevent parts from being over-modified with its customization software through pre-defined options. Because strength and performance are essential for automotive parts, every component (including the customization options) is assessed for its strength and durability.
The end-to-end software solution for customized car parts
Personalization and additive manufacturing for automotive can provide end-customers with a car perfectly adjusted to their lifestyle and taste. Do you prefer urban chic, or are you more of a racing fanatic? The customization possibilities are infinite with the right software and digital manufacturing flow. 3D printed customized car parts enable a new strategic route for automotive manufacturers and allow them to rise above competitors with a sharp focus on customer experience.
The production also benefits significantly from introducing 3D printing as a manufacturing technology. The automized digital production flow enables light-weight parts that ultimately enhance the car’s performance. In combination with the freedom to apply complex structures, such as lattices, 3D printing makes a sustainable car of the future with a high-end aesthetic possible.
Twikit pushes the boundaries of mass customization and solves the big problem of personalization in the automotive industry with a cloud-based, end-to-end software solution.