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Hybrid 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry – Better for the Environment?

Hybrid 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry - Better for the Environment?

Written by David

January 11, 2019

Image Credit:Shutterstock/otomobil It is known that 3D printing has radically changed the automotive industry. Many large companies are now trading in seemingly outdated and traditional techniques of vehicle manufacture in favor of new, faster and more cost effective technology. 3D printing, and hybrid 3D printing have numerous advantages that make the methods appealing to manufacturers but there are also many ways that the technology can also be beneficial for the environment as a whole. Benefits of 3D Printing for the Automobile Industry The most discussed environmental benefit of 3D printing is its ability to reduce wastage. In the automobile industry, typical manufacturing processes of components cause waste of materials. 3D printing allows the designer to use on the materials necessary to complete the component, thereby allowing companies to not only save money by reducing the amount of material needing to be bought, but also helping the environment by reducing […]

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