Advanced technologies in the automotive industry at the Technology Booster

Modern technologies are the future of the automotive industry. Our projects for the automotive sector prove this, as do the high levels of interest in the Technology Booster meeting, where we discussed 3D printing in the automotive sector.

On 25th April, we participated in the Technology Booster event, organised by the Walbrzych Economic Zone ‘INVEST-PARK’, INVEST in EDU and Legnica Economic Zone S.A. as part of the Lower Silesian Automotive Cluster. The Technology Booster meeting was full of fascinating presentations and workshops on:

  • VR in the automotive industry
  • Artificial intelligence and its democratisation
  • Robotisation and monitoring of production media
  • Advanced technologies such as 3D printing in the automotive sector

Fibometry team was represented by Oskar Palczewski, who outlined the opportunities and benefits of 3D printing technology in the automotive sector. Additive manufacturing technology has been increasingly applied in the automotive sector, where SLS and MJF printing plays a significant role, offering advantages in the production process and the development of new vehicles. Examples of such applications were presented within various automotive projects, including Blees, which we have already written about in the article ‘3D printed parts in the Blees BB-1 project’. 3D printing using SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology, which involves selectively sintering layers of polyamide powders using a laser, and MJF (Multi Jet Fusion) 3D printing technology, which also uses polyamide powder but, unlike SLS printing, involves applying a binder and melting the layers using heat sources, were discussed during the meeting. You can read more about 3D printing technology in the article ‘Revolutionising the automotive industry with 3D printing’, where we describe SLS and MJF technology.

In the automotive industry, SLS and MJF printing is used for rapid prototyping and the production of final parts with complex geometries. With SLS and MJF 3D printing technology, it is possible to create lightweight but robust components, which has the benefit of improving vehicle performance and reducing production costs. Examples of 3D printing applications include: housings, handles, interior and mechanical components, spare parts, cooling system components, flow system components and production tools.

3D printing technology contributes to increased production flexibility, reduced lead times for new products and cost optimisation, which is crucial for the rapidly growing automotive industry. With SLS and MJF technology, customers can quickly test their own ideas without the limits of mass production.

Find out what benefits professional 3D printing can bring to your business – feel free to contact us.

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