Vehicle Technology: 3D Printing: Transforming Automotive Manufacturing - Now and in the Future (TBS5)

October 30, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

Presented by: Jim Vurpillat, Stratasys, Marketing Director for Automotive and Aerospace

As automotive manufacturers align their production processes for Industry 4.0, many struggle with removing legacy barriers associated with additively manufactured part performance and production efficiency. To overcome these barriers, companies are seeking to build additive manufacturing processes that integrate design and production processes in a single system. A new type of additive system, designed for the production line, may be the key to eliminating these barriers and enabling the industry to reduce cost while increasing performance.

In this presentation, attendees will learn how 3D printing is already impacting automotive manufacturing and shaping the next generation of vehicle production – enabling more innovation, improving operational efficiency through rapid design iterations, cost-effective and low volume production, and integrated design-to-production workflows. Powering more efficient and flexible manufacturing today, it also creates a framework for transforming business models - accelerating innovation and simplifying manufacturing supply chains. And this transformation is not a future vision – it’s happening today. We will also take a look at what is on the horizon for new types of additive systems, designed for the production floor, and see how they will accelerate the expansion of additive into manufacturing applications.

During the session, we’ll explore how noted leaders in the auto industry are capitalizing on 3D printing to addresses unique requirements for large, lightweight parts with repeatable mechanical properties. With technology specifically designed to change how parts are built, this session will reflect how next-generation manufacturing is happening now via 3D printing, and how it will continue to shape what’s next in the industry.