Mobility, Transport & Logistics
Mobility, Transport & Logistics
The high demands of the automotive can only be met if you understand the norms and requirements of those applications. If you do so, there are endless possibilities for 3D-printing in this exciting industry. Curious? See for yourself.
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NEWS & STORIES
DyeMansion launches Powerfuse S PP vapor polishing solution at Formnext 2022
3D Printing Media Network, November 18, 2022
How 3D-printing changes the way we manufacture products – DyeMansion
Global Thought Leaders, February 7, 2020
Daimler Buses Relies on DyeMansion for Color & Texture Quality in 3D Printed Spare Parts
3DPRINT.COM, October 24, 2019
DyeMansion launches new Automotive and Neon colours at RAPID + TCT 2019
TCT Magazine, May 22, 2019
DyeMansion präsentiert neue Powershot Performance-Serie für das Post Processing 3D-gedruckter Teile
3D-grenzenlos Magazin, 25. März 2021
Dyemansion und Siemens gehen Partnerschaft zur Industrialisierung von AM ein
Industry of Things, 13. November 2020
EU-Innovationsrat wählt DyeMansion für “Green Deal” zur Erfüllung der europäischen Klimaziele aus
DyeMansion, 23. September 2020
DyeMansion launcht mit neuer Farblinie COLORSX spezielle Lösungen für Automobil & Lifestyle Produkte
DyeMansion, 21. Mai 2019
STEPPING ON THE GAS WITH THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Case study: Daimler Buses
Disrupting the supply chain with a sustainable on-demand production
©DyeMansion, Daimler Buses, EOS
The global player Daimler already had some experience in Additive Manufacturing and was looking for a way to revolutionize their supply chain for spare parts. A spare part must replicate the original injection molded part as good as possible. It was obvious, that the 3D-printed parts were going to need several stages of post-processing to match the look & feel of the original injection molded part.
A reproducible and traceable process that meets the highest quality requirements. After consultations, the premium automotive manufacturer found a solution with the DyeMansion Print-to-Product workflow, consisting of the blasting systems Powershot C and Powershot S and the DM60, that delivers color to white polyamide parts. The Powershot S achieved a premium finish and kept the textures of the spare parts.
The process does not affect the part structure or geometry, saves the Leather-like surface structure of the parts as well as meets the technical specifications and surface quality standards. In a nutshell:
- on-demand production
- customized corporate Daimler colors
- texture preservation to meet the look and feel of the original injection molded parts
- reproducible & traceable processes
“We can now produce spare parts at scale using on-demand 3D-printing and finishing processes that meet our technical specifications and surface quality standards.”
Case study: Ford Mustang
3D-printed pony sculpture to all Mustang Mach-E First Edition buyers
When thinking Additive Manufacturing, you think of making parts, assembly fixtures or jigs to help build a vehicle. But this is another place where Additive Manufacturing can shine and showcases its potential to personalize.
The 3D-printed sculpture is made at the Ford Advanced Manufacturing Center and comes in one of three colors, just like the Mach-E First Edition. Printed in white, it’s then sent to a dye facility to be finished in the custom colors Rapid Red Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic, or Carbonized Gray to match the vehicle it’s handed out with.
- customized Mach-E First Edition colors
- personalized 3D-printed sculptures
Case study: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing x NASCAR
SAF™ air flow ducts manufactured for NASCAR Next Gen cars
©DyeMansion, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
For the 2022 racing season, NASCAR was looking for a way to cool their drivers inside the cockpit of their vehicles. These parts had to fit perfectly into the windshields, meet all safety and performance criteria as well as be aesthetically pleasing due to their high visibility in the cars.
NASCAR worked closely together with their competition partner and our Production Partner, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, to create these production parts and get them ready for the racetrack in only a short amount of time. The SAF parts were printed by Stratasys Direct on the Stratasys H350 printer and finished with the DyeMansion Print-to-Product Workflow.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing was able to deliver finished parts (250 units) on a very short timeline (44 days), while meeting all performance and safety standards. The success of the parts during the 2022 season prove that 3D-printed components are sure to have a lasting impact in NASCAR and the motorsport world.
A light and heat resistant color for car interior parts
Especially in the automotive sector, reproducibility and improved color fastness are particularly important. If 3D-printed parts are in operation in the interior of cars, they must withstand numerous external influences. The resistance to heat and light, good scratch resistance and good color fastness regarding both distortion and bleeding are particularly worth mentioning here.
To meet these demands, we developed a special color range within the extended ColorsX series, which is characterized by significantly improved light and heat resistance.
The strict criteria of the automotive industry can be met for the first time with this new color. Furthermore, any other color can be developed by automotive brands directly on request via our Color Matching offer.