The automotive industry must take into account safety, efficiency, cost and sustainability. The increasingly complete 3D printing of technology and materials is a very critical way to help manufacturers achieve this goal. 3D printing can realize rapid functional prototyping of complex automotive parts as well as the manufacture of custom parts, increasing flexibility, reducing development time and simplifying the production process. 3D printing provides the automotive industry with a new model of local supply chains, digital warehouses and on-demand production.


CD BioSciences is a leading global provider of 3D printing solutions. With a broad portfolio of durable materials and a team of experts with many years' experience in both 3D printing and the automotive industry, we can provide one-stop 3D printing services for automotive parts manufacturing at various scales.

The automotive industry is one of the key application areas for 3D printing technology. 3D printing offers the advantage of producing complex custom parts quickly and cost-effectively, which is difficult to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. Through 3D printing technology, manufacturers can push the boundaries of traditional automotive design and produce new and innovative vehicles more efficiently.


  • Rapid prototyping

In the automotive industry, products iterate quickly, so speed of development is critical for automotive companies. Rapid prototyping capabilities of 3D printing enable automotive engineers to design and modify complex structures, shorten the design and development life cycle in automobile production, and help the company maintain a competitive advantage.

  • Custom 3D printing parts

Customized production is one of the main features of 3D printing that makes it possible to produce automotive parts on demand, thus avoiding the need for a large amount of inventory. Therefore, 3D printing can save manufacturers time and money, and reduce the risk of shortages of certain parts.

  • Reduce weight and achieve sustainability

The material utilization rate of 3D printing is high, and lightweight materials and environmentally friendly materials can be used to reduce the weight of automotive parts, save fuel, reduce emissions, and improve performance and efficiency.

  • Wide selection of materials

There are a variety of materials that can be used for 3D printing, including metals, polymer materials and composite materials. A wide range of materials with different properties and prices brings more possibilities to the automotive industry.

Typical applications

Typical applications

Applications of 3D printing in the automotive industry include, but are not limited to, the following parts.

  • Engine

Rapid prototyping of engines, transmission housings, and other parts through 3D printing allows designers to fully test actual parts in a few days. Not only can you quickly obtain an engine component with excellent performance, but also meet high temperature and flame retardant requirements.

  • Body interiors, exteriors and panels

With 3D printing, parts can be created in various colors and realistic textures. It has excellent surface smoothness and supports further electroplating or upper paint operations. Therefore, it can optimize the vehicle's functionality and visual experience. In addition, durable materials can help produce rigid outer boards that are difficult to deform in large areas, while reducing wind resistance.

  • Auxiliary tool

Auxiliary tools such as jigs and fixtures can be fixed and located in the process of automotive manufacturing. 3D printing can quickly create auxiliary tools in accurate sizes and shapes, improving production efficiency and reducing shutdown time.

3D printing is playing an increasingly important role in the automotive industry. Our 3D printing technology enables automotive manufacturers to design, test and iterate on components quickly and efficiently. We are committed to helping automakers create lightweight, high-performance, complex parts efficiently, cheaply, and quickly and easily. We will work with you to bring maximum flexibility to your manufacturing at lower cost, solving design and market challenges.

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