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Carbon and Ford showcase selection of 3D printed end-use automotive applications

Carbon and Ford showcase selection of 3D printed end-use automotive applications

Written by David

January 17, 2019

Ford HVAC lever arm digitally manufactured with Carbon 3D printing technology. Carbon has introduced a selection of production parts it has digitally manufactured for Ford Motor Company using its additive manufacturing technology. The parts were showcased by the partners at the Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Workshop at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. They include Ford Focus heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) lever arm service parts, Ford F-150 Raptor auxiliary plugs, and Ford Mustang GT500 electric parking brake brackets. Ford is utilising Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology and EPX (epoxy) 82 material to digitally manufacture these components on-demand, reducing not only cost and time-to-market, but the need to carry inventory too. The automotive company first qualified the Carbon process and EPX 82 material for these applications, putting them through its rigorous performance tests, whereby the material’s capabilities after exposure to heat is assessed, […]

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