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3D printing and rapid prototyping offer the automotive industry benefits that cannot easily be overlooked. Nowadays, all the top car manufacturers integrate 3D printing at the heart of their production strategies. The on-demand nature of 3D printing, its tiny lead times, and the inherent customizability of the technology allows auto manufacturers the ability to get the latest designs to market quicker than ever before, and opens up the potential of mass customization. The "one size fits all" nature of traditional production techniques is being threatened, and at ProtoFab we are proud to be bringing in a more customizable era of manufacturing.


3D printing and rapid prototyping allow bold new ideas to be tested without having to take financial risks, and allows small manufacturers to produce custom parts for niche models in a way that was never feasible in the past. Additive manufacturing is a massive boost for automobile manufacturers and will likely take the industry in exciting new directions. Our on-demand 3D printing and CNC machining services are popular with automotive clients, as is our premium SLA600 3D printer.

3D printing is a lot more than just pressing print on a machine, it’s a multistage process that starts with a 3D model on a computer and ends with a sleek part with perfect dimensions. This guide will walk you through each of the steps that goes into producing an industrial-quality 3D printed part.

SLA 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry In recent years we have seen more and more car manufacturers making use of 3D printing for prototyping and even for final parts. Let’s take a detailed look at how we worked with Great Wall to produce prototype parts for their latest model.

The design team at Huafan University's industrial design department/Transportation Design Group are a passionate group of young designers with a wide range of experiences.

Below we will describe how our 3D modeling engineers were able to reverse engineer a car windscreen for Fuyao Group, the biggest supplier of automotive glass in China.