The numbers show this, the increase in the industrial maturity of 3D printing is confirmed every year. Long limited to prototyping, this technology emerged from its earliest applications and today presents itself as a true production option. 70,000 3D printed flight parts by Airbus in 2019 or 200,000 made by BMW illustrate the significant turnaround that the 3D printing market took at an industrial level a year ago. Lamborghini representatives, including Automobili Lamborghini’s Director of Purchasing Edoardo Trabace, revealed during a recent online webinar that 20,000 production parts were 3D-printed by the automaker in 2020, as an example of this trend.
There will be 5,000 people tank covers It was produced for the Urus, a 650 hp SUV. Therefore, this piece, in direct contact with the customer, represented a major challenge for the Italian brand; luxury, as everyone knows, was an industry that did not allow any zooming in. In a special article, Primante3D talked about how the bull brand used Carbon 3D printing technology to make this part, as well as an air duct fastener.
” Through our extensive procurement research, we have found many of our vehicle parts to be ideal candidates for digital production.. Stefan Gramse, Purchasing Manager of Automobili Lamborghini SpA, said: ” In partnership with Carbon, we design production tools that allow us to produce more sustainable products smarter, faster and more efficiently, while significantly accelerating our time to market. We look forward to a lasting and successful partnership with Carbon. »
Subsequently, the two companies continued to work on the integration of other additives between them. Air space 3D printing for the dashboard of the Sián FKP 37, a hybrid supercar. Given Lamborghini’s high standards for all its components, this is the material. Carbon EPX 82It was used by Ford to make electric parking brake assists and retained Ford F-150 Raptor auxiliary sockets. Lamborghini then highlighted the ability of 3D printing to reduce development time to 12 weeks shorter than normal time.
Of course, Lamborghini isn’t the only automaker to understand the benefits it can derive from 3D printing in terms of customization, reduction of production times or lighter parts. Last year, its German counterpart Porsche differentiated itself with a concept called “3D-printed body form full bucket seat”, which consists of taking the classic bucket seat and giving it a look. 3D printed polyurethane layer. This lighter and more comfortable part of the seat can be customized according to the driver’s preferences in three levels of hardness: hard, medium or soft, as well as several colors.