3D printing for the design and manufacturing of concept cars

When major automakers want to experiment and push boundaries in automotive design, they turn to Vital Auto, which turns to a well-equipped 3D printing department to realize those visions.

In the past, automotive manufacturers have relied on clay models as a way of exploring new ideas for their vehicles. Today, however, using a computer-aided design (CAD) program has become the norm for all car makers.

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“CAD allows us to more accurately visualize our designs,” says Topworks plastic mold CEO Steven. “We can make changes and see them immediately.”

But when these companies want to take their designs even further beyond clay and into real-world prototypes of their concepts cars, they turn to Vital Auto. We specialize in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, so we’re able to create prototypes with quality parts that look just like the computer generated versions that were created in CAD programs.

When we work with clients who are looking at new ways of creating cars or even completely new kinds of vehicles that haven’t been seen before on the roadways today, we help them realize their visions by turning those ideas into physical objects through additive manufacturing processes like fused deposition modeling (FDM) or stereolithography

When automotive designers at major automakers want to experiment with new forms of design, they turn to Vital Auto. The company then pairs these visionaries with its well-equipped 3D printing department, which turns their visions into reality.

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This is because 3D printing has changed the way that concept cars are built and fabricated. It’s also changed the way that designers approach automotive prototype.The first use of 3D printing in the automotive industry was in 1995, when a Lamborghini concept car called the Cala was made with 3D printed body panels. This was followed by another Lamborghini concept car, named the Terzo Millennio, which had a chassis fabricated by 3D printing.

In this article, we’ll explore how 3D printing has made its way into concept car design and fabrication at Vital Auto and what it means for future car designs.

The most obvious benefit of 3D printing is the ability to quickly produce complex shapes and structures, which allows designers to create more creative designs. This has led to an explosion in creativity in the automotive industry that we haven’t seen since the early 1900s when cars were first being mass produced.

What Is a Concept Car?

Before we dive into how 3D printing is changing the way that concept cars are designed and fabricated, let’s take a minute to understand what a concept car is.

A concept car is a vehicle that showcases new ideas or technologies in an innovative way. They’re often used by automakers as marketing tools—they can be shown at auto shows, for example, or even driven around town in order to generate buzz about upcoming models or changes within an existing lineup.

Concept cars aren’t always functional—they may have been designed purely for aesthetic purposes or have only one feature that’s meant to stand out from the crowd (like an unusually shaped body). But even if they don’t work yet, concept cars can provide inspiration for future vehicles.Many concept cars are never produced for the mass market, but some do go on to become production vehicles. In some cases, automakers will show off a new idea with a concept car and then release it as a limited-edition model or special edition that can only be purchased one time.

Concept cars are often designed as showcases for new technologies that may or may not make it into future models. They’re also a way for automakers to get feedback from customers about what they like and don’t like about the car.

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