Potential Applications of Additive Manufacturing Technologies in the Vehicle Industry

Alzyod, Hussein and Ficzere, Péter (2021) Potential Applications of Additive Manufacturing Technologies in the Vehicle Industry. DESIGN OF MACHINES AND STRUCTURES : A PUBLICATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISKOLC, 11 (2). pp. 5-13. ISSN 1785-6892 (print); 2064-7522 (online)


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One of the most competitive fields on the planet is the automotive industry. Newmarket and innovative designs regularly arise, necessitating the development of new manufacturing methods to keep up with the automotive industry. Additive manufacturing offers a significant competitive advantage in this industry, serving as a disruptive strategy by increasing production flexibility, reducing product development time, and providing optimal automotive components and bespoke vehicle products on demand. Additive manufacturing on soft assembly tools or specialised tools to make automotive components enhances automotive production. Additive Manufacturing’s freeform capability allows for the design and direct fabrication of optimised automotive components aimed at improving vehicle performance, as well as tailored assembly tools to boost productivity. Another related technological advantage of additive manufacturing is the ability to create lightweight components with the help of generative design algorithms. Furthermore, the time to market for Additive Manufacturing parts has fallen dramatically, allowing mass customisation to become a reality. The strong downward trend in fuel consumption offers new automobile design, performance, and compliance with regulations. Considering the actual example switch from the conventional combustion engine to other motion systems, Additive Manufacturing is a critical enabler technology for modern automobiles. This paper provides an overview of Additive Manufacturing applications in the automobile sector, focusing on the technical and economic benefits of this manufacturing technology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics / járműtechnika, repülés, űrhajózás
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 08:28
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2022 08:28

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