Autors: Gechev, T. M.
Title: A short review of 3D printing methods used in the automotive industry
Keywords: 3D printing, automotive, industry, vehicles, additive manufa

Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a novel production technology used mainly in the industry and the leisure sectors , which has proven to be very efficient and reliable, as well as faster and cheaper than some of the traditional production technologies. In the industry it is especially applied for the creation of prototype parts, but its repeatability, precision, utilization of different materials and the variety of available printing methods, have made it suitable for medium scale production in the building, automotive, aeronautical, biotechnology and other sectors. The popular Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) printing method has made the technology widely available, thus empowering engineers to easily test the functionality of their designs. This article aims namely at briefly reviewing the 3D printing methods used in the automotive industry, by highlighting their advantages and disadvantages, describing their exact applications, and also mentioning real-world examples and projects.


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Bulgarian Journal for Engineering Design, issue 44, pp. 67-76, 2021, Bulgaria, Technical University of Sofia, ISSN 1313-7530

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