Lamborghini has become the latest company to take to digital manufacturing. The company has announced that it will be using 3D printing technology as part of its production process for end-use parts. The company is now collaborating with Carbon for more efficient production of lightweight, high quality, end-use parts.
Lamborghini is now collaborating with Carbon technology to redesign several components used in vehicle interiors, mirror assembly and accessories. The first such parts made include a new textured fuel cap with the Urus label and a clip component for an air duct. Both parts will be used on the Lamborghini Urus, which is one of the fastest SUVs in the world, what can be termed as a Super SUV and has a price of about USD 200,000.
IN order to make the parts, Lamborghini will use Carbon printers and Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, as part of which light and oxygen are used to rapidly make products from a pool of resin. Lamborghini is also working with Volkswagen’s Electronic Research Lab on the redesign process.
Commenting on the use of 3D-printed parts, Lamborghini Chief Procurement Officer Stefan Gramse said in a statement that through the company’s extensive procurement research, it found that many of its vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing.
Gramse said, “By partnering with Carbon, we are designing on the means of production, which allows us to produce more durable products smarter, faster, and more efficiently, while also substantially accelerating our time to market.”
Many car manufacturers have tried out different innovative materials and manufacturing techniques. Carbon had recently showcased the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford, including Ford Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) Lever Arm Service Parts. Audi has used Stratasys 3D printing techniques to significantly reduce the time needed for prototyping.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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