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If 3D printing can be good for both prototypes and production in sectors such as aeronautics and space, it can also be useful for the automotive industry. We saw in a previous blogpost that it is totally possible to print car parts. This is a good solution to change the way cars are built.
Additive manufacturing can also be used to help you with your prototyping process: it will allow you to make iterations at a lower cost, and way faster than with traditional manufacturing processes. 3D printing could quickly become a real asset for your product development.
The 3D printing technology is improving every day and the 3D printed car is becoming a reality. Indeed, this manufacturing process has many advantages, for example, it is a good way to reduce the car’s weight or to make several iterations for prototypes. It is also great to create customized cars! There are always new 3D printing materials and impressive 3D printers appearing on the market, allowing to print more ambitious projects and more mechanical parts for these kinds of project.
If you are planning to 3D print parts for a car, you will have to work with a 3D modeling software first in order to create a 3D file. Once you have your 3D printed part, you just have to upload it to our online 3D printing service.
Automotive software could help you with many different aspects of your work, even if you’re not planning to use additive manufacturing. 3D modeling software are really useful to work on concept designs and mechanical designs for example. Improving your car design could be a good way to optimize a car. It could also help you to work on specific parts, as some software are made to work on electronic devices or mechanical parts. You can create the interior design of the car, but also the engine or the car body.
Moreover, some 3D software are perfect for rendering, they are offering very good tools for visualization. You could have a realistic rendering of your project with simulation software, which could be good for customers for example.
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