3D printer technology, which we are used to hearing, and its impact on today’s industry are no longer indisputable. We’re no longer surprised by what’s done with 3D printers. However, the adaptation of 3D printers to our lives and the interest of brands in this technology leads to more tangible examples.
Luxury Italian car maker Lamborghini’s steps with carbon, a 3D printer initiative, are also worth tracking. Initially, lamborghini’s SUV model Urus will be satisfied with the project, which announced that the scope of the agreement between the two companies has been expanded with an announcement from Carbon.
With the initial agreement between Carbon and Lamborghini, the Lamborghini Urus’ fuel tank cover and air duct clips were available through Carbon 3D printers. When we think of the thousands of pieces that bring a car together, it’s really nothing. However, in terms of confidence in the technology of the 3D printer, the first baby steps had been taken. With the ongoing and expanding agreement, Lamborghini’s introduction of parts that can be made with a 3D printer in other models is on the agenda.
Carbon’shybrid sports car, Sián FKP 37,which is expected to hit the road in 2020, will be built through a 3D printer. These air vents, located in the center and on the sides, can be manufactured through Carbon’s 3D printers.
According to statements from Lamborghini officials, they are quite satisfied with the production and standards of these parts. Given that Lamborghini, a brand that does not compromise performance and technology, has sifted through and weaved frequently and left no margin for error, it is possible to predict that other car manufacturers will also take steps on spare parts produced with 3D printers.
Carbon invested $81 million in 2016 and is known for its services not only in the automotive field but also to other sectors. The company, which signed with Adidas last year, for example, also wants to take part in tooth making and other industrial product manufacturing processes. The company, founded in 2013 by Dr. Joseph DeSimone, today has customers from 14 different countries and has more than 500 employees.