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Automotive and Transport

Industrial & Manufacturing Company

Innovation acceleration. Full throttle production.

The automotive and transport industries are under huge amounts of pressure to innovate faster. Vehicles need to be faster, safer, lighter and more efficient. Emissions must be lowered. To stay in the game, manufacturers need to take all these factors into account and deliver on competitive performance and price. They need to be better and faster than their competitors.

We have been helping our customers outperform their competitors since 2003. Our services, technologies and range of materials are specifically designed for the automotive and transport industry. They support quick decision-making at the product design stage. And at the production stage.

Through these services we’ve helped our automotive customers to innovate, develop, test, improve and produce high quality parts. We’ve supported them through concept visualization and design iterations. We helped them find part production solutions. We’ve been flexible and kept costs down. And we’ve made sure they’re happy. Time and again.

Low volume production of end use parts

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Exteriors and Exterior Trim

e.g. Bumpers, windbreakers, brackets and mounts
Technology:
AM: SLA / SLS / FFF / DLS / MJF Rapid Technologies: RIM, Vac Casting
CNC: Tooling, gauges, jigs and fixtures

Materials: Polymers, foams, steel, aluminium

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Interior Trim and Seating

e.g. Dashboards, seat frames, seat padding, buttons, badges, impact absorption
Technology:
AM: SLS / FFF / DLS / MJF
Rapid Technologies: RIM, Vac Casting, Silicone Casting
CNC: Component parts, tooling, gauges, jigs and fixtures

Materials: Polymers, elastomers, steel, aluminium, silicones

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Manufacturing Process

e.g. Prototyping, tooling and quality control
Technology:
AM: SLA / SLS / FFF / DLS / MJF
Rapid Technologies: RIM, Vac Casting, Silicone Casting
CNC: Customised tooling, gauges, jigs and fixtures

Materials: Polymers, elastomers, steel, aluminium, silicones

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Exhausts, emissions and fluid systems

e.g. Cooling vents, ducts, pipe connectors and fluid routing systems
Technology:
AM: SLS / FFF / DLS / MJF
Rapid Technologies: RIM, Vac Casting
CNC: Component parts, tooling

Materials: Polymers, elastomers, esters, steel, aluminium, silicones and custom requirements

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Fluid handling

e.g. Pumps, valves, fluid manifolds, clips, impellers
Technology:
AM: SLA / SLS / FFF / DLS / MJF Rapid Technologies: RIM, Vac Casting, Silicone moulding CNC: Component parts, tooling

Materials: Polymers, elastomers, esters, steel, aluminium, silicones and custom requirements

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Electronics

e.g. Housing, embedded components, buttons and switches
Technology:
AM: SLS / DLS / MJF

Materials: Polymers, elastomers, esters

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Wheels, tyres, suspension

e.g. Hubcaps, suspension components, dampers
Technology:
AM: SLS / FFF / DLS / MJF
Rapid Technologies: RIM, Vac Casting
CNC: Component parts, tooling

Materials: Polymers, alloys, steel, aluminium, and custom requirements

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OEM components

e.g. Petrol caps, dampers, fluid routing, brackets and mounts, doors, dash components, ventilation grills, knobs, buttons, clips, verification builds
Technology:
AM: SLA / SLS / FFF / DLS / MJF
Rapid Technologies: RIM, Vac Casting, Silicone moulding
CNC: Component parts, tooling

Materials: Polymers, elastomers, esters, steel, aluminium, silicones and custom requirement

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Powertrain and drivetrain

e.g. Fuel cell components, switches and valves, electrical connectors
Technology:
AM: SLS / DLS / MJF
CNC: Component parts, tooling

Materials: Polymers, alloys, steel, aluminium

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