Solve your Body Exterior and Panel Challenges
Iterate Aerodynamics Faster
Aerodynamic testing is critical to maximizing vehicle efficiency and minimizing drag, but it often requires an incredible investment of time, effort and money. Using our additive manufacturing equipment and materials, you can dramatically accelerate your design validation phase by 3D printing panels directly or by quickly printing cost-effective forming tooling. Faster iterations save you valuable time and resources.
Production-Grade Surface Finish and Quality
Offering a range of surface types can help achieve different design intents and distinguish vehicles on the market. Our direct 3D printing body exterior solution delivers parts with surfaces that support various post-finishing processes, such as sanding, polishing, plating and painting. Validate these parts during testing to further optimize style and performance.
Produce Cost-Effective Large Molds, Fast
Exterior body parts and panels used in trucks, busses and trains are large. Conventional mold tools are expensive and take a long time to develop – majorly impacting ROI for low- to mid- range volumes.
Our expert application engineers can help you design and 3D print molds to meet your body exterior needs - whether for the vacuum form process, fiber glass production or urethane casting – quickly and cost-effectively.
The New World of Thermoplastic Manufacturing
Learn how you can leverage 3D Systems’ 3D printing to improve air and fluid handling, even in harsh environments, while bypassing the time and cost of tooling. Gain a competitive advantage by accelerating speed to track with SLS technology.
Performance Wind Tunnel Testing
Discover the benefits of using additive manufacturing for wind tunnel models, get relevant design for additive tips and discover the critical success factors for using additive manufacturing in wind tunnel applications.
Evaluating Transparency Measures for SLA Additive Manufacturing
Until recently, truly transparent 3D printing materials were hard to find. Now a suite of transparent plastic print materials is available that is perfect for functional prototypes, lighting and optical light transmission parts, clear housings and enclosures, lenses and more.
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