With the emergence of autopilot and electrification technology, the automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) is under pressure. The compression of product development cycle requires faster iteration and testing of new manufacturing processes. For many years, omes has been using additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology for the prototype design of new parts, but these technologies have been newly applied in the production field. These simple but important tools help manufacturers optimize operations and improve quality. With 3D printing manufacturing AIDS, engineers can achieve higher efficiency by reducing costs, shortening delivery times and a safer working environment.
Advantages of 3D printing technology
Through additive manufacturing, the time from initial design to production is 40% to 90% faster than the speed of grinding or welding. 3D printing parts are produced directly on demand through CAD data, so as to speed up iteration and design update.
Freedom of design
3D printing builds components layer by layer, gets rid of the limitations of traditional manufacturability design, and provides the possibility for holes, contours and complex organic knots.
Usually, multiple components that need to be assembled can be manufactured as a whole. Traditional fixtures and fixtures are redesigned with fewer components and more functions, saving time, reducing the workload after construction, and simplifying the bill of materials.
Digital design documents have a virtual inventory of available parts and can be printed on demand. With the change of automobile design, manufacturers can quickly adjust and produce new tools, saving storage and warehouse costs and space.
Lightweight fixtures and fixtures are safer and easier to operate, and can be moved freely in the factory workshop. 3D printing does not require additional cost or manufacturing time. It helps to realize functional design, so as to provide higher safety and comfort for employees using tools.
3D printing reduces risk and enables manufacturing engineers to place more manufacturing auxiliary equipment in the factory workshop to improve efficiency and operation consistency.