3D Printing

  • Worldwide, Allied Market Research expects the automotive 3D printing market to reach more than $2.7 billion by 2023, with a CAGR of 19.7 percent.    
    Brian Albright
  • While the retail supply chain at large has tackled many of the challenges of real-time inventory visibility, the aftermarket has some unique obstacles when it comes to optimizing inventory. 
  • Automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers are under increasing pressure to improve supply chain performance. New services from DB Schenker and UPS could help them optimize operations.
  • Ford is taking a step closer to making larger prototypes and production vehicles with the deployment of the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer at its Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn.
  • As the CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, John B. “Jay” Rogers Jr. is exploring direct digital manufacturing (DDM), which utilizes 3D printing to create “open source” vehicles cooperatively designed by the company’s membership community of car enthusiasts and industry professionals.
    John B. Rogers Jr.
  • Local Motors in Arizona is creating cars via a three dimensional (3D) computer printer and developing a series of cooperative community-based automotive microfactories aimed at putting into motion new technologies on a global scale.
  • MakerBot is a leading 3D printer provider. Aftermarket Business World spoke with Daniel Breyre, the company's product and business insight manager for hardware, about potential 3D printing applications in the automotive aftermarket.
    Daniel Breyre
  • Mishimoto Automotive, an aftermarket performance auto parts supplier, is using 3D printing technology from MakerBot to accelerate its product development time by quickly producing prototype parts. 
    Sarah Albright