By: Gareth James / March 13, 2017

Ford pilots 3D printing of components

Ford pilots 3D printing of components to customise manufacture

Ford are trialling a project establish whether 3D printing can overtake traditional production methods in the production of their car parts. This will allow the car manufacturer to ascertain whether greater customization of its products might now be possible by building specific parts and components at low volume, something that wouldn’t be economically viable using today’s production techniques.

Additional benefits of 3D printing include lower costs and less weight, enhancing fuel efficiencies and lowering forecourt prices in one fell swoop. Ford is increasingly turning to technology to retain an upper hand in a competitive market and in this vein is investing heavily in self-driving cars. It is hoped this will lead to a fleet of Uber-style self-driving cars that will hit the streets as early as 2021.

 

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