How 3D printing can streamline electric vehicle manufacturing

EV and 3D printing: a natural marriage of technologies, ushering a novel, efficient era in automotive

Speed, customization, cost-effectiveness… The list of benefits for 3D printing in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing is a long one.

IEA estimates that over 26 million electric cars were on the road in 2022, a 60% increase from the previous year. While this number is still a drop in the ocean in terms of the overall automotive market, the gap is closing faster than ever.

And EV doesn’t just refer to cars. Electric scooters, trolleys, trams, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, EVTOL helicopters, and personal watercraft can all be categorized as electric vehicles.

As the world pushes towards a renewable future, automakers are constantly looking for ways to streamline their processes.

Additive manufacturing fits the bill perfectly and is already being used for everything from prototyping to printing entire vehicles.

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